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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Wisdom from our Leaders: The Importance of WHY
Sonya Barseness I remember when I first learned about the Pioneer Network and culture change. I had been in the field of aging and long-term care for several years and I was disappointed. I felt that we could do better… Read more
Elders Making a Difference: Recognizing the 2018 Community Commitment Award Recipients
Assuring that everyone, regardless of age or ability, has the opportunity to have a life rich in meaning and purpose. This is a fundamental belief and part of the vision that was the foundation for “A Heart to Serve,” a… Read more
The Anatomy of a “Change Adept Organization”
Margie McLaughlin Visiting and working with nursing homes all around the country on a regular basis gives me the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful, hardworking, and generous staff, who work there. These incredible souls continue to amaze me. Unlike other… 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.See All
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