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

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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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Elder Champions

Barry Barkan Ashoka Fellow Co-Founder Elders’ Guild The Pioneer Network was born of values that affirmed the right of each person to a dignified meaningful life in a community that supports the well-being and self realization of each person. In… Read more

8 Signs the Shortage in Paid Caregivers is Getting Worse

Robert Espinoza Vice President of Policy at PHI What will happen when we can’t find a paid caregiver to care for an ailing parent, a grandparent too frail to care for herself, or a child with functional limitations who requires… Read more

Person-Centered Care and Care Planning Makes it into the New CMS Regulations, Part II

Carmen Bowman,  Author, Consultant, Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change The new CMS regulations which went into effect Nov. 26, 2016 now include many culture change practices and principles, one of which is person-centered care planning. In last week’s… 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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