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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A Conversation and Commentary on Life in a Green House® Home

By the Care Partners of the Cottages of Lake St. Louis with Sherry King, Administrator INTRODUCTION by Joan Devine Last week in the Pioneer Network Hot Topics Webinar, we heard from Sue Misiorski and Anna Ortigara from PHI about the… Read more

What’s YOUR Research Question?

Celia Berdes, PhD, Sociologist and Gerontologist In our work with elders, we sometimes come up against a question about care or services for which there is no clear answer. In many areas of clinical care, there are best practices, which… Read more

One Challenge that Will Transform Your Team!

Cracking the Hospitality Code: What Everyone Should Know about Customer Service Denise Boudreau-Scott and Allison Duda, Drive team members   Customer service. The resident experience. Visitor impressions. Every single day, employees are taking countless actions that are helping to support your… Read more


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