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 Anatomy of a “Change Adept Organization”

Margie McLaughlin Visiting and working with nursing homes all around the country on a regular basis gives me the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful, hardworking, and generous staff, who work there. These incredible souls continue to amaze me. Unlike other… Read more

Highlights from Continuing the Conversation: What Does It Take to Move the Mountain?

Cathy Lieblich Director of Network Relations At the 2018 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference, we “continued the conversation” that began last year where we asked participants about what it takes to move the concept of culture change forward…. Read more

2018 Conference Attendees… Tell us about your experience

One lucky survey-taker will win free registration to the 2019 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference in Louisville, KY, August 4 – 7. Double your odds by completing both the on-line survey and App 5 Star Ratings. Deadline for completion: Tuesday,… 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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