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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The “Secret Sauce” for High Performance

Barbara Frank, Cathie Brady & David Farrell Authors of A Long Term Care Leader’s Guide to High Performance: Doing Better Together Your systems create your outcomes. This is one of W. Edward Deming’s principles for quality improvement. He noted that… Read more

While Awaiting A Cure

Since the 1970s, the cure for Alzheimer’s Disease has been promised to be “just around the corner,” usually 5 to 10 years out. by Kyrié Carpenter, ChangingAging Contributor “Are we there yet?” I would query from the back seat, as many… Read more

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

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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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