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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Good Night Good Morning Routines
Sue Ellen Clark Guide, 2022 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference A good night’s sleep is fundamental to health and being human. However, lack of quality sleep is the number one problem that no one is talking about in… Read more
Like, Share and Connect! Using Social Media to Amplify Culture Change
Kristie Kimmett Engagement Manager, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging When the project team at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) was considering how to share information about new resources for dietary leaders and team members, inspiration came from a… Read more
Resident-Directed Reading Groups in Skilled Nursing Communities? Really?
Susan Ostrowski, MA, MS, CCC-SLP Co-Creator and President, Reading2Connect® A skilled nursing resident hovering over a book, reading on her own, absorbed. Two skilled nursing residents, nestled close, reading to each other, sharing thoughts. A group of skilled nursing residents,… 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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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.See All
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