What We Do

We Open Opportunities
Through Collaboration

Novare is a growing consortium of forward-thinking, single-site and small system Life Plan Community providers that have come together to collaborate, innovate, and enhance the world of senior living through shared next practices.

Collaborative Leadership

Conferences and meetings provide members with an opportunity to collaborate in developing innovative programs and accreditations, utilizing peer collaboration through shared experiences, and sharing support. More than 15 departments and specialties have an opportunity to connect, including CEOs, finance, operations, wellness, and robotics.


Professional Programs

As part of a commitment to fostering exceptional industry leaders, Novare offers two unique professional development programs. Each organization within Novare is guaranteed the opportunity to participate annually.

Management Essentials

Novare offers the only management-level training program in the industry, boasting 200+ graduates and counting. New managers (or managers new to an organization) have an opportunity to expand knowledge, build skills, and refine behaviors to effectively manage teams and support residents.

One participant in this program talked about how it helped his professional growth.

Leadership Development

This C-suite and director-level program boasts 40 graduates and counting. Professionals have an opportunity to develop their leadership brand and competencies, providing a unique chance to collaborate on real leadership and organizational issues.

Best Practice Development & Idea Incubation

To promote best practices in the industry, Novare members develop and share Signature Programs—standout initiatives with proven results that fellow Novare members can adopt. Covering topics like community connection, health and wellness, and recruiting and retention, these programs provide a guide for enhancing everything from operational processes to day-to-day services. Often, they inspire more groundbreaking ideas!

Download a copy of the Novare® Signature Program Initiative report

Download a copy of the Novare® Sustainability Initiatives report


Economies of Scale

Novare members also benefit from consortium perks that support each organization’s continued success. These include:

Group Purchasing Power to reduce operating costs and provide discounts on food, office supplies, software, and more.

Benchmarks to measure organizational success compared to Novare members, who are successful and innovative industry leaders. Benchmarks include proprietary resident and employee surveys, and operational key performance indicators.

Research to Shape the Future

Novare members also are afforded an exclusive opportunity to take part in ongoing, future-shaping research in collaboration with Mather Institute—an award-winning resource for trends in senior living, information on wellness and aging, and successful aging service innovations. Recent studies include:

  • The Age Well Study, a longitudinal five-year study conducted with Northwestern University
  • A study identifying ways to engage Baby Boomer employees in senior living
  • A study of on-site wellness coaching for residents, with the goal of enhancing participants’ holistic wellness