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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Answering the Call to Action

Rose Marie Fagan Co-Founder and Founding Executive Director Pioneer Network I was so brand new to long term care that I had never even been in a nursing home before. So I viewed the field with fresh eyes. And this… Read more

Transforming Discouragement

By Judy Ryan,  Owner Operator of LifeWork Systems “Inferiority feelings rule the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of deficiency and dissatisfaction, and in uninterrupted struggles both within individuals and humanity.”  —Alfred Adler, Psychiatrist, 1870-1937 The… Read more

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


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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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