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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Doing Better Together: Lessons for Oakland
David Farrell Vice President of Subacute Services for Telecare Corporation, Alameda, CA The following is an excerpt from David’s journal, the first chapter in Doing Better Together: Long-term Care Leaders’ Guide to High Performance, by Cathie Brady, David Farrell, and… Read more
Mental Health Providers: Key Partners in Putting Relationships and Stories at Center Stage
Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD, ABPP, CMC Executive Director, Phoebe Center for Excellence in Dementia Care In one of my favorite movies, “Eat, Pray, Love,” the main character reflects on a story told by her friend, who is a therapist, about counseling Cambodian… Read more
Six Easy Ways to Take Music from Entertainment to Engagement in Dementia Care
CLICK HERE FOR A BONUS VIDEO TIP! Mary Sue Wilkinson, Founder of Singing Heart to Heart and the author of Songs You Know By Heart: A Simple Guide for Using Music in Dementia Care Here’s something I truly believe. Everyone can sing. It’s… Read more
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