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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Keys to Helping People Live Well with Dementia
Kim Warchol, OTR/L, President and Founder of Dementia Care Specialists at Crisis Prevention Institute I believe people can live well with dementia and their loved ones can feel supported along the journey. This is our mission at Dementia Care Specialists… Read more
More About Resident-Directed Communities: Findings from a Conversation with Colleagues
Verna Cavey, Advocate, Independent Living Resident, Clermont Park Moriah Bernhardt, Senior Director Programs, Christian Living Communities PREFACE: In the article, “Can We Talk,” August of 2021, Verna and Moriah started a conversation with our readers on Resident-Directed Care, introducing the… Read more
The System is Broken and It Needs a New Paradigm
Sonya Barsness Reprinted from Being Heard: The Voice of a Revisionary Gerontologist, July 30, 2021 I think we agree that nursing homes* need to change. Right? It seems that whenever I read something about nursing homes, and what we have… 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.See All
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