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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Ponderings and Messages of Inspiration from Pioneer Network Elders

MEANWHILE, WHAT DO I DO WITH MY GREAT HOARD OF RESOURCES? Ponderings from Bill Keene As a founding Board member of Pioneer Network, I am pleased to witness the evolution of our conference scheduled for Denver this summer. The topics… Read more

A Parting Gift: Advice from a Sandwich Generation Graduate

Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MLH, Masterpiece Living Mom died this year. It was a long, slow, painful, degrading and expensive departure. Painful not only for her, but also for my brother and I, our wives, and children, and grandchildren. She… Read more

A Person-Centered Approach to Rehab & Recovery

Lisa Milliken Director of Education, Select Rehab “If my therapist asks me to do something that makes sense to help me achieve I want to do, then I would be motivated to do it. It would make sense to me…. 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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