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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

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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

Senior living market trends

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Why the time is right for bolder adult day programs in senior living
Senior living development expert Dana Wollschlager discusses how adult day cares are a growing opportunity, especially as a way to entice middle-income seniors who can’t commit to assist living. Read more at Senior Housing News.
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Article October 4, 2019 7 min read
Surprising takeaways from resident interviews at an active adult community
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article September 3, 2019 4 min read
Stuck in the middle: Strategy and design to serve the mid-income senior market
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar August 29, 2019 1 hour watch
Senior Living Market Snapshots: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, & Tampa MSAs
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article Q2 2019 10 min read

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Related Events

  • A better process for development: Assemble the right team at the right time
    Taking on a senior living development project can be daunting. Complex processes and approaches make starting difficult. Our webinar will help you save time and money as you successfully navigate the due diligence process.
    Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Webinar October 22, 2019 1 hour watch Upcoming
    Senior living development team of four, men and women, around a table with construction documents and a tablet discussing a project
  • LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo
    Plante Moran is excited to be an Annual Meeting Sponsor of this year’s LeadingAge National Annual Meeting and Expo.
    Event Oct. 27-30, 2019 Upcoming
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Plante Moran Living Forward Thought Leadership

  • Seven pitfalls to avoid when planning a senior living construction project

    Is your senior living construction project in jeopardy before the shovel ever hits the ground? Read our white paper so you can avoid these seven highest-risk, highest-cost mistakes during your construction project's strategic planning process.

    Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
    White Paper October 17, 2019 15 min read
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  • Why the time is right for bolder adult day programs in senior living
    Senior living development expert Dana Wollschlager discusses how adult day cares are a growing opportunity, especially as a way to entice middle-income seniors who can’t commit to assist living. Read more at Senior Housing News.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article October 4, 2019 7 min read
    Seniors at an adult day care center dancing in a large, well-lit room
  • Surprising takeaways from resident interviews at an active adult community
    In a recent focus group with “younger older” adults, we got some surprising insights into the motivations behind their decisions to move into active adult community in Chicago.
    Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward Braden Russell Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article September 3, 2019 4 min read
    Younger older adult seniors kayaking in a river living an active adult lifestyle
  • Stuck in the middle: Strategy and design to serve the mid-income senior market
    Plante Moran Living Forward's senior living development experts were featured in a Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) webinar. Watch the full video below.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
    Webinar August 29, 2019 1 hour watch

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.