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 Heart to Serve

Matthew Lysobey Director of Community Integration, Rockport Healthcare Services .   . Are we seeing the disability or the potential? Would you believe that residents with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, or vision impairment are preparing meals and… Read more

Change is Everywhere: Even the Pioneer Network Website!

Cathy Lieblich, Director of Network Relations Announcing the Launch of our Newly Redesigned Website! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Pioneer Network is pleased to announce that we have redesigned our website with you in mind! We believe you will… Read more

Poetry at Sunrise

Wendy Boren, RN, BS Clinical Consultant/Educator Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) University of Missouri-Columbia Last week I was visiting with a young man whose family started out in the long-term care business over 80 years ago by opening the… 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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