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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Resident Advisory Committee: Fishing Academy

A Story from Milaca Elim Care and Rehab Center Contributed by Cindy Hemmerich, Recreation Director Performance improvement happening closest to the residents. That is a mantra we hear often when sharing ideas on effective approaches to Quality Assurance / Performance… Read more

Person-Centered Care: The Not So Secret Ingredient in Your Next Performance Improvement Plan

Joan Devine Pioneer Network Director of Education With the Phase 3 requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in full swing, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a term that is deeply imbedded into the vocabulary… Read more

Do We Need to Keep Repeating the Past: Is Bathing Still a Battle?

Joanne Rader, RN, MN, Pioneer Network Co-Founder I have recently been asked several times to teach about the work done in a study published in 2006 (Hoeffer et al.) often referred to as “bathing without a battle,” in which I… 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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