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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.

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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2018 brings positive outlook for senior living real estate investments

In a recent national survey, senior housing is considered the best prospect for investment and development.

Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Article January 24, 2018 1 min read
Market Snapshots: Chicago, Dayton, and Grand Rapids MSAs
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article Q4 2017 10 min read
Senior care benchmark study identifies $17 million in operating improvements
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Case Study November 28, 2017 1 min read
Market Snapshots: Akron, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Louisville MSAs
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Article Q3 2017 10 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

  • Lincoln Healthcare Senior Living 100 Leadership Conference

    Join Plante Moran and Plante Moran Living Forward at the Lincoln Healthcare Senior Living 100 Leadership Conference.

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    Event February 24, 2018 1 min read Upcoming
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  • LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo
    Join Plante Moran and Plante Moran Living Forward at the 2018 LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo in Schaumburg, Ill. 
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    Event April 17, 2018 1 min read Upcoming
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Plante Moran Living Forward Thought Leadership

  • How to create a realistic budget for your senior living construction project

    Cost creep can jeopardize your senior living community's construction project, even with the best intentions. Our construction experts share tips for creating a realistic budget that remains intact through project closeout.

    Mark Eckles Plante Moran Living Forward Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article February 13, 2018 2 min read
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  • 2018 brings positive outlook for senior living real estate investments

    In a recent national survey, senior housing is considered the best prospect for investment and development.

    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article January 24, 2018 1 min read
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  • Market Snapshots: Chicago, Dayton, and Grand Rapids MSAs

    Staying informed of market data is a smart way to identify developing senior living trends and benchmark your community. Download our Market Snapshot reports to get the data you need to guide your next strategic decision.

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    Article Q4 2017 10 min read
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  • Assisted living in many states could see increasing regulations

    Are you interested in offering assisted living? You may want to be aware of increasing state regulations, some of which may make jumping into the arena more complex than you thought.

    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article December 19, 2017 1 min read
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Working With Us

At Plante Moran Living Forward, we believe disciplined strategic planning and a comprehensive market analysis are the most important ingredients for a successful capital project. Too often, organizations find themselves starting in the middle and working backward, which leaves them wondering why their 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, and changing regulatory environments.