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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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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Toolkits, Books & More

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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Undercover Boss

Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services  “If you really want people to respond to your leadership, you have to have a personal relationship with them.  They need to know you’re dependable and that you’ll be there if they have… Read more

Three Keys to Influencing People

“The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without ‘playing up’ to anyone — even to himself” Andre Malraux, French Author   Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services   There… Read more

Here’s What Happens When Great Minds Get Together

Denise Scott Executive Round Table, Pioneer Network 2017 What happens when you get a small group of great minds in senior living together to talk about one of our fields biggest challenges: human capital? You get some great ideas that… Read more


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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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