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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The Impact of COVID-19 on Scandinavian Living Center

An Interview with Joe Carella Executive Director, Scandinavian Living Center, Newton, MA The Scandinavian Living Center (SLC), located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit assisted living community that takes an inspired approach to elder care. By adopting core Scandinavian principles,… Read more

Person-Centered Care Is the Future

The Mayer-Rothschild Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Seeks Participation from Across the United States The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Award is developing a new national standard of person-centered excellence in the design and… Read more

We’ve Come so Far…and Yet We Have so Much Further to Go!

Penny Cook, President & CEO, Pioneer Network, Family Member As we gathered last week for our second symposium of 2021, Envisioning the Future: Dementia Care 2021 and Beyond, I couldn’t help but think of how far we’ve come in listening… 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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