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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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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Pioneer Network is Accepting Applications for President and Chief Executive Officer

The Pioneer Network Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Pioneer Network is a national resource to the field of aging and long-term care, a… Read more

Stuck in the Middle

Elizabeth Bemis Vice President of Marketing, Promotions and Assisted Living Operations for United Methodist Homes   If you are in a leadership position, how long has it been since you were on the front-line as a supervisor? If you’ve forgotten what… Read more

Engagements and Long Term Relationships in Healthcare

Tammy L Marshall Chief Experience Officer The New Jewish Home When we hear the word “engagement” our minds often conjure up images of diamond rings and marriage proposals.  At the heart of the proposal is a request for commitment. In the West,… Read more


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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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