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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A New Year’s Message from Penny Cook

Penny Cook, Pioneer Network President & CEO The dawn of a new decade, 2020. Have you thought to yourself as I have, how can this be? Weren’t we just worrying about Y2K? It’s said that we feel time passing more… Read more

Oh, the Places We Could Go – The Story of Mr. McNally and Me

Loretta Kaes BSN, RN, Director of Clinical, Quality and Regulatory Services, Health Care Association of New Jersey The first time I heard the story of Mr. McNally was at a Requirements of Participation (RoP) training presented by Dr. David Gifford… Read more

Self-Directed, Mobile Learning Inspires a New Generation of Caregivers

Keith Schaeffer Thanks to emerging technology, long-term care staff across entire organizations are starting to take learning into their own hands, and that’s a big step toward enabling a good daily life for residents. Staffing is a big concern at… 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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