We articulate, size and scope expansion, retrofit and ground-up innovation projects on a variety of campuses that serve seniors, including but not limited to: CCRC, assisted living, nursing home, and small group homes. In addition to serving the senior living industry, our IPA process (described below) has been adapted for use in other environments such as physician practices, home health agencies, facilities for early childhood development and organizations for adults with physical disabilities. Read about organizations using the IPA

Integrated Prefeasibility Analysis (IPA)™

The Integrated Prefeasibility Analysis (IPA) integrates professionals from a variety of disciplines to form a team responsible for developing a project plan that is designed to provide the optimal mix of architectural, operational, cultural, and financial variables.  This front-end process helps you evaluate the feasibility of a major project before committing substantial resources.


The IPA approach should give you an integrated, clear view of the potential for the repositioning of your campus through:


  1. An architectural footprint
  2. A project scope, budget and timeline
  3. An operational budget with a 10-year forecast


The client heads the process with assistance from APD and the IPA team, The IPA team consists of an architect, contractor, operations and culture change expert, and a financial forecaster. This process can save the organization much money and unintended mistakes while integrating the cultural, environmental and financial elements of the project.  When an organization’s leadership is decisive, the IPA team can produce a viable transformation project in three to ten full-day sessions, depending on the complexity of the existing campus. The results of this very important process will lead to the ultimate design, renovation and/or new construction.

Action Pact Development is renowned for our work in using the IPA process in the integration of the Household Model into 
existing or new senior living campuses.

When using the process to move to the Household Model, the process is driven by five integrated principles.


  1. Home – residents direct their own lives.
  2. Leadership is values driven (belief shaping) and resource bearing (growing skills and judgment).
  3. The organizational structure is made up of decentralized, self-led teams.
  4. The physical and cultural designs reflect home.
  5. The capital and operational model is financially viable and sustainable.


Shawn Sullivan and Matthew Bogner of Kansas Masonic Home are enthusiastic about our IPA process. Read what they say.


For Samaritan Bethany, the process inspired stakeholders to think beyond their comfort level and look at other possibilities … options they never knew existed before interacting with consultants during the IPA.  Read more.


“I’ve worked with large financial-planning firms and boutique ones, and the work we did with Steve, Martin and the Action Pact Development team is as good as any I’ve ever done,” says Gavin Kerr, President and CEO of the Inglis Foundation in Philadelphia.  Read more

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