The Pivotal Role of Nurses in Assuring Quality and Person-Directed Care Webinar Series
All nursing homes have licensed nurses, but what makes their role unique and important? Are their roles to do tasks that nursing assistants usually cannot do? Have you ever considered the residents' professional nursing care needs? This webinar series introduces you to an evidence-based framework—a nursing practice model which includes person directed care principles.

Session 1: September 23, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT A Nursing Practice Model for Long-Term Care Settings
Pioneer Network is presenting this webinar series in partnership with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.

Livestreamed Conference Sessions
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New Dining Standards Toolkit Now Available
In 2012, the Rothschild Foundation provided funding for Pioneer Network to convene a Task Force to develop a Dining Standards Toolkit which would help long-term care communities implement the New Dining Practice Standards. Put the new standards and research to work for you. LEARN MORE

Engaging Staff in Individualizing Care 12 Webinar DVD Set

The webinars were part of a core curriculum used by 49 nursing homes in 9 states during a Pioneer Network project funded by The Retirement Research Foundation. These homes incubated the following four organizational practices to achieve improvements in their clinical, human resource, and business outcomes:
  • Consistent or dedicated assignment
  • Shift huddles
  • Involving CNAs in care planning
  • QI closest to the resident
The organizational practices provide the infrastructure for staff communication and problem-solving that can be applied to any area of quality and performance improvement. LEARN MORE

Pioneer Network believes that past and the present models of care do not have to be the future. We work to create culture change in all settings where aging and supportive services are delivered.
  • Hosts of the Nation's Largest Annual Conference Devoted Solely to Culture Change
  • The Gateway to Educational Tools and Learning Opportunities
  • Leaders in the Fields of Policy Initiatives and Research
  • Working in Partnership Nationwide to Disseminate Culture Change
  • Supporting and Connecting State Coalitions
  • "Information Central" for the Culture Change Movement
Pioneer Network
Supporting A Culture of Aging that is Life-Affirming, Satisfying, Humane and Meaningful Since 1997

Pioneer Network is exceedingly grateful for the foundations that support its work, including the Retirement Research Foundation and the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, and is grateful as well as for its national partners and sponsors.