zumBrunnen Selected to Present Educational Session on Long-Term Facility Planning at Tennessee Assisted Living and Long-Term Care Conference

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The building consultants at zumBrunnen specialize in long-term planning for senior living facilities. Tom Doyen, the firm’s Director of Business Development, is co-presenting an educational session at the 2012 THCA/TNCAL Convention & Trade Show in Chattanooga on Sunday, August 19.

zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is co-presenting an educational seminar at the 2012 Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) and Tennessee Center for Assisted Living (TNCAL) Convention & Trade Show. The convention is being held August 19-22 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. Tom Doyen, Director of Business Development for the firm, will co-present the educational session.

Ensure a Financially and Physically Fit Facility for the Long Haul:

More and more communities are faced with the daunting task of undergoing major renovation or replacement and resolving facility maintenance and performance issues they may have struggled with for years. This session will help participants learn how to formulate short-term and long-term strategic plans that balance market demands and financial constraints. The session is targeted to nursing home owners, corporate staff, finance personnel and administrators.

Ensure a Financially and Physically Fit Facility for the Long Haul will be held on Sunday, August 19 from 3 -5 pm. Tom Doyen, Director of Business Development for zumBrunnen will co-present the session with Mario McKenzie, Partner with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. Attendees will receive 2 hours of NAB/NCERS administrator credit for the session.

This dynamic session will help owners and administrators understand the critical financial and facility issues that must be identified and accounted for in their budgets. The speakers will describe the methodologies and proprietary techniques used by professional financial advisors and engineers. Attendees will learn how the data developed by professional financial advisors and engineers proves crucial to positioning financials and facilities for the future.

About The Tennessee Health Care Association and the Tennessee Center for Assisted Living:

Founded in 1947, the Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) is dedicated to helping maintain the high standards of licensed long-term care facilities in TN. THCA members include roughly 250 facilities with a combined total of approximately 28,000 patients. Members include nursing homes of all types - privately-owned, government operated and nonprofit - as well as some assisted care living facilities.

The Tennessee Center for Assisted Living (TNCAL) is an organization of the Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) that is dedicated to representing the interests of assisted care living facilities (ACLFs) in Tennessee. TNCAL has its own governing bylaws and board of directors.

For more information, please visit http://www.thca.org.

About zumBrunnen, Inc.:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. With offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, the firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, long-range capital reserve study planning, thermal imaging services and energy audits for a diverse list of national clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client's business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, educational, multi-family, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging or AAHSA), LeadingAge North Carolina (formerly NCANPHA), LeadingAge Florida (formerly FAHSA), Aging Services of Georgia (formerly GAHSA), Life Services Network (LSN), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute Georgia (CAI-GA), Community Associations Institute North Carolina (CAI-NC) and the Community Associations Institute South Carolina (CAI-SC).

For more information about zumBrunnen, please visit http://www.zumBrunnen.com.

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