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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Blessings from the Heart of Berkeley in a Time of Pandemic
Barry Barkan, Co-Founder Pioneer Network So. Here we are in the midst of the global pandemic of 2020, a crisis only a very few among us –prophetic voices who have been essentially ignored– could have imagined. May we all be… Read more
Engagement and Isolation…Resources to Help Support Both
Pioneer Network began 23 years ago when a group of committed, innovative and creative disruptors got together and began spreading the word that the world of aging, care and support needs to be focused on people and not the institution…. Read more
Quality of Life – for Whom?
Benjamin Surmi, Director of People and Culture, Koelsch Communities When my brothers were playing basketball in the street, I would find myself sitting at the feet of elders in my neighborhood – listening to fascinating stories of faraway places and times…. 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
A Free Starter Toolkit for Engaging Staff in Individualizing CareGet Free Resource
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