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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The Revolution to Transform the Long-term Care System Begins When We Gather for Envisioning the Future 2020

Barry Barkan Rose Marie Fagan Jeff Jerebker   Let’s make good trouble, necessary trouble. — Human Rights Champion John Lewis, of Blessed Memory Pioneer Network, our Council of Elders, and Live Oak Institute are launching the Live Oak Project to…

Dementia Care and COVID-19: How do we move forward?

Bonnie Burman,  Ohio Council for Cognitive Health Jennifer Brush, Ohio Council for Cognitive Health and Brush Development All of us have been impacted by COIVD-19 in many ways, both professionally and personally. The presence of the virus has also created… Read more

How You Measure Nursing Home Quality Matters

Rahzeb Choudhury, Founder, Lifelong Inspiration – simple solutions for complex problems, Amsterdam Area, Netherlands It stands to reason that when you rate a care or nursing home as outstanding, good or bad, you need to be using the right measures… 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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