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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Having Fun & Opening New Worlds with Technology

Jack York CEO and Founder, It’s Never 2 Late Pioneer Network Board of Directors Whether we like it or not the world in which we live in in 2018 is consumed with technology. We’re connected 24/7 to the universe through… Read more

Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations Grounded in Person-Centered Care

Sam Fazio, PhD Director of Quality Care Doug Pace, NHA Director of Mission Partnerships Since its inception, the Alzheimer’s Association has been a leader in outlining principles and practices of quality care for individuals living with dementia. Early on, the Guidelines for… Read more

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Jay-Newton Small CEO and Founder, MemoryWell Guide at the 2018 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference Joe was panicked, frantic. The bell was ringing for lunch, as it did every mealtime, and he was upset. He was grabbing people… 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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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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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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