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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Old Hands

This past summer, Dr. Susan Wehry, a wonderful friend of Pioneer Network, spent most of her time as primary caregiver for her beloved Mother, who died on September 10, 2021. We are honored that Susan has shared this special tribute… Read more

Envisioning the Future: Finding Meaning and Purpose Symposium

Cathy Lieblich Director of Network Relations Pioneer Network Last Wednesday, a large group of pioneers gathered virtually to learn and share about the importance of meaning and purpose for all of us, especially those that live and work in senior… Read more

Three Things to Do Now to Retain the Best

Denise Boudreau-Scott President & CEO, DRIVE Reprinted with permission from CultureChangeOutcomes.com Staffing issues are the new pandemic. Every industry is desperate for good people to fill the gaps. I see it in my small beach town. Roofers, landscapers, restaurants… all… 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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