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 Culture of Aging Needs to Change for All of Us

Penny Cook, President & CEO, Pioneer Network From an early age as I used to visit family members who lived in nursing homes, I got the sense they were treated differently.  Sometimes it was because they weren’t dressed in their… Read more

Pioneer Network’s Joan Devine on Changing the Culture of Aging and Resident-Directed Care

Pioneer Network’s director of education Joan Devine, RN shares her personal journey into nursing and discusses the concept of resident-directed care, and how it differs from task-centered and person-centered care paradigms. In this podcast: Joan’s journey from a career in… Read more

Grow A Culture of Critical Thinking to Calm Survey Angst

Keith Schaeffer, Writer, Action Pact eLearning Anxiety over the new Mega Rule survey process that examines caregivers’ critical thinking skills may have some long-term-care providers on edge, but not at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA. “Our focus on… 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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