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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No time to be Merry? ‘Tis the Season to Encourage Care for Caregivers

Lisa Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP “I am at my breaking point. I have not been able to figure out how to manage it all. I feel like I am losing my mind.” This was one of many responses received when… Read more

Leave A Legacy and Live it Now!

Ramona Oliver Reprinted with permission from ChangingAging Blog How do you want to be remembered? And for what? A Legacy of Choices Every day we are confronted with choices. What are some of yours? To: Determine a life of continuing incline or… Read more

Supporting Diet Liberalization in Health Care Communities

Devra Shiba, RD, CSG, LDN, CDP Sr. Manager Clinical Nutrition-Midwest/Southeast-Sodexo Seniors Since  Pioneer Network released the New Dining Practice Standards in August 2011, agreed to by twelve standard setting organizations, health care communities continue to look for ways to support… 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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