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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Say “Yes” To Less Stress

Lisa Milliken Education Specialist, Select Rehabilitation Guide, 2019 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference Healthcare team members spend extensive amounts of time on their jobs caring for others. Then following the 40-50 hours of the work week, they focus… Read more

The Alzheimer’s Association Is Working To Transform Dementia Care

Sam Fazio, Doug Pace and Emily Shubeck Developing and disseminating evidence-based practices In early 2018, the Alzheimer’s Association released the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations as a supplement to The Gerontologist. Grounded in the fundamentals of person-centered care, the Dementia Care… Read more

Let’s Talk About Workplace Culture

Emily Deppa and Anna Ortigara Workforce Innovations Consultants, PHI We’ve all carried the weight of staffing challenges! Concerns about filling vacant jobs and reducing turnover within the workforce, whether in skilled nursing or in the community, are common. We hear… 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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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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