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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Current Controversies in Dementia Care

Juliet Holt Klinger Senior Director of Dementia Care Brookdale Senior Living If you are trying to keep up with what’s new in dementia care these days you’re probably as busy as I am. There is a lot going on. It… Read more

Growing Person-Centeredness by Growing Your Network

Reflections from Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network Absolutes…we know that in this world, there are none! Certainly, for those of us who have been working to change the culture of aging, we quickly came to that conclusion —… Read more

The Leadership-Complexity Challenge

Matthew Younger, LNHA, MHA, Co-Lead, Enhanced Leadership Development Academy Shirley J. Farrah, PhD, RN-BC, Project Director, Enhanced Leadership Development Academy Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, QCP, Lead Faculty, Enhanced Leadership Development Academy The world of long-term care is constantly evolving. Yet,… 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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