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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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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?
  • How do we 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

Madonna Manor Independent Living Exterior  - CHI Living Communities, Kentucky
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Development consultants help CCRC open new independent living housing on budget and schedule

For the past 12 years, CHI Living Communities has relied on Plante Moran Living Forward’s development consultants to help plan and manage capital projects at Madonna Manor, a leading faith-based CCRC in Kentucky.

Mark Eckles Plante Moran Living Forward
Case Study 2020 1 min read
Clark Retirement Franklin Campus Window Signage
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Senior living organization increases profitability with repositioning project
To meet the changing needs in the market, improve profitability, and further diversify its existing portfolio, Clark Retirement Communities determined it was time to reposition its main Franklin campus to offer more independent living and lifestyle options.
Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward
Case Study December 4, 2019 1 min read

Senior living market trends

Image of a group of seniors talking
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COVID-19 pushes seniors toward independent living sites

Senior living development expert Eric Dumont discusses the effects of COVID-19 on interest in independent living vs. nursing homes, repositioning, and development schedules. Read more at Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward
Article July 24, 2020 6 min read
How to drive board governance to successfully reposition senior living
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Article June 15, 2020 8 min read
Senior Living Market Snapshots: Chicago, Grand Rapids, Nashville, & Virginia Beach MSAs
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article Q4 2019 10 min read

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Our clients say...

Plante Moran Living Forward did a great job, from helping us figure out what we could afford to build to providing forecasted financial statements through the first full year of stabilization…to selecting an investment banker and managing design and construction. [They] guided us through the entire process and did a super job. I'd give them an "A" and hire them again in a heartbeat.

Mike Allen Vice President of Finance and Facilities, Graceworks Lutheran Services

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.