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Plante Moran Living Forward offers a full-service team of senior living development professionals with decades of experience in improving the places of care and quality of life for seniors.

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Market Feasibility Norms: Changing Your Perspective

It's no longer enough to check penetrations rates and housing values before building or acquiring a senior living facility. In this webinar on September 13, learn how today's market is demanding a new approach to market feasibility and due diligence reports.

Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar September 13, 2017 1 hour watch
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Five things you need to know before renovating or building skilled nursing

The rising cost of construction and tighter competition make it imperative for skilled nursing developers to look more closely at their next investment. Here are five things SNF operators should consider before renovating or building a facility.

Jacob Boss Plante Moran Living Forward
Article August 23, 2017 1 min read

Senior Living Development Consulting

Every senior living organization faces unique challenges related to their capital planning. That's why Plante Moran Living Forward is called on to answer tough feasibility and development questions: Does this investment make economic sense for us? Is this a viable senior housing market? How do we find the right senior living architect and keep construction on track?

Concept through completion, we provide unrivaled advocacy and support to senior living operators, owners, and developers. Our multidisciplinary team has extensive experience working on billions of dollars' worth of senior living development projects, giving us the expertise to help you handle the challenges you face when planning and implementing your project.

The result: more cost-effective and successful projects with less risk, time and time again. To kick off an amazing project or keep one moving forward, let’s start a conversation today.

Our Work

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CCRC optimizes cash flow with Price Point analysis
Operationally, St. Therese had a positive cash flow, but intuitively, the CEO and CFO knew that some service offerings may be negatively impacting the results.
Case Study December 15, 2016 1 min read
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The Rosary Care Center successfully expands its assisted living facility
The Sisters of St. Francis need to plan for the future needs of its aging community with the construction of a 17-bed assisted living facility to meet skilled nursing codes for possible conversion in the future.
Case Study May 23, 2015 1 min read

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Senior living market trends

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Market feasibility disrupted: Rethinking industry norms

In an ever-changing industry, senior living providers, investors, developers, and others should question one the planning tool that hasn't evolved with time: the market study. To make smart development decisions, you need a new perspective into market feasibility research.

Whitepaper September 18, 2017 9 min read
Market Feasibility Norms: Changing Your Perspective
Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar September 13, 2017 1 hour watch
Five things you need to know before renovating or building skilled nursing
Jacob Boss Plante Moran Living Forward
Article August 23, 2017 1 min read
Three ways to improve senior living market studies
Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
Article August 09, 2017 4 mins. read

Solutions for middle-income senior living

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How to build and operate middle-income senior living communities

Despite the challenges, the middle-income senior housing market is a huge opportunity for senior living developers and providers. In a recorded panel discussion at the InterFace Seniors Housing Midwest Conference, we explain how to build and operate communities to meet the middle-income need.

Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
Podcast July 14, 2017 1 hour listen
The next big challenge: Building & operating middle income senior housing
Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
Whitepaper October 24, 2016 15 min read
Three planning techniques for developing successful middle-market senior living products
Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
Article August 04, 2016 1 min read

Related Events

  • 2017 NIC Fall Conference: Investing in Seniors Housing and Care Properties

    Staff from Plante Moran Living Forward and Plante Moran will be attending NIC's Fall Conference from September 26–28. Meet us there to discuss how we can help you use the right market and operational data to plan for the future of your organization.

    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward Robert Long
    Event Sept. 26 - 28, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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  • 2017 Ziegler Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference

    Meet Dana Wollschlager of Plante Moran Living Forward at this year's Ziegler Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference to learn how we can help you plan and execute your next capital project.

    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Event October 04, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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Plante Moran Living Forward Thought Leadership

  • Six ways to “win” in the senior living industry
    Senior living "winners" will know how to handle strategy, real estate, staffing, technology, and more.
    Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article February 21, 2017 1 min read
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  • Demographics analysis: Who are your future residents?
    Demographics data show that the typical senior living resident is changing — what they look like, where they live, and what type of senior housing they can afford. Your future resident may look like our friend Mary.
    Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article January 27, 2017 5 min read
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  • Three things you need to know about staffing your AL/MC facility
    Assessing your staffing levels by comparing them to benchmarks is just the first step to a healthier operating margin, satisfied residents, and happier staff.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article March 07, 2016 4 min read
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  • The best way to handle relocating residents during a renovation
    Sorry to add another worry to the long list of decisions you're facing with your upcoming renovation, but we need to push "Resident Relocation Strategy" to the top of your to-do list.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article November 06, 2016 8 min read
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  • How to decide when you need a capital project
    Follow these steps before committing to a capital project to help you avoid common mistakes and unnecessary expenses.
    Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article December 10, 2015 4 min read
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Working With Us

At Plante Moran Living Forward, we believe disciplined strategic planning and market analysis are the most important ingredients for a successful project. Too often, organizations find themselves starting in the middle and working backwards, and then wondering why a project isn’t aligned with their financial goals or market characteristics.

Our multidisciplinary team works with you from the very start to deliver thoughtful, upfront, and unbiased planning along with the resources, expertise, and discipline to execute the chosen plan — all while keeping a sharp eye on cost structure, market demand, healthcare reform, changing regulatory environments, and the need to deliver quality resident care.