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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Caring for Those Who Care: Retaining Your Team Through Revolutionizing the Workplace

Jayne Keller Vice-President of Operations, Cappella Living Solutions Full employment—it’s the term economists use to describe a market where virtually everyone who can and wants to work does. For places like Denver where the current unemployment rate is an incredibly… Read more

Never Forget: It’s the Simple Things that Count 

  Joan Devine Director of Education, Pioneer Network As we face so many challenges — workforce, regulatory compliance, and budgetary demands to name a few, I think that sometimes we need to remind ourselves that often success — as well as… Read more

The Wisdom of the Sage

By Claire Lucas Workforce challenges have become the norm for most health care providers. Low unemployment, increased competition and workforce shortages all contribute to the problem. Not only is it difficult to hire employees, but retention is also a serious… 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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