Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century

Inspiring culture change, supporting innovation, providing an opportunity for learning.

Pioneer Network is the national leader of the culture change movement, helping care providers to transition away from a medical, institutional model of elder care to one that is life affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful. Pioneer Network advocates for a culture of aging in which individual voices are heard and individual choices are respected. Our goal is transformational culture change in organizations to foster care that is directed by the person receiving it.

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Kicking off the Year with Kindness

Linda Cohen, “Kindness Catalyst” and Author “The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus Perhaps you are beginning this new year with a little bit of hope again. I hope you made time to replenish your tank during the… Read more

Keys to Helping People Live Well with Dementia

Kim Warchol, OTR/L, President and Founder of Dementia Care Specialists at Crisis Prevention Institute I believe people can live well with dementia and their loved ones can feel supported along the journey. This is our mission at Dementia Care Specialists… Read more

More About Resident-Directed Communities: Findings from a Conversation with Colleagues

Verna Cavey, Advocate, Independent Living Resident, Clermont Park Moriah Bernhardt, Senior Director Programs, Christian Living Communities PREFACE: In the article, “Can We Talk,” August of 2021, Verna and Moriah started a conversation with our readers on Resident-Directed Care, introducing the… Read more

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Resources to Help you Begin or Continue Your Culture Change Journey

We are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you are just getting started or you have been on the culture change journey for some time, here are valuable resources, developed by leading experts to help you implement organizational culture change and person-directed care.

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In our store you'll find the tools you need to be successful implementing culture change. We have starter kits and staff education programs, developed by experts and tested by care providers.

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We want you — to help make culture change the norm in this country!  Each person can, and does, make a difference — and we need your engagement to achieve the vision of a culture of aging that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful.

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