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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Workplace Culture: What Direct Care Workers Want You to Know

Emily Dieppa, Workforce Innovations Consultant, PHI In the long-term care sector, workplace culture is powerful. At its worst, it can drive direct care workers to leave their jobs, yet at its best, it can be an invaluable tool for attracting… Read more

Moving Beyond Person-Centered Care to Resident-Driven Communities

Cameron Camp, Center for Applied Research in Dementia, Michelle Hilgeman, PhD, Principal Investigator, MAP-VA, Lynn Snow, PhD, Co-Investigator, MAP-VA, Jennie Keleher, Implementation Coordinator, MAP-VA, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Christine Hartmann, PhD, Co-Investigator, MAP-VA. How do residents drive the daily life… Read more

Lessons Learned as we were Making it Happen – Tidbits of Learning from the 2019 Conference

Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network Working behind the scenes, the conference staff doesn’t get to many sessions, and yet the learning abounds! I’d like to share with you a few of the lessons I learned while in Louisville…. 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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