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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Being Better than a Stick in the Eye

Sonya Barsness, Revisionary Gerontologist Originally printed November 2, 2018 Being Heard, The Voice of a Revisionary Gerontologist Al Power, geriatrician and advocate for people living with dementia, tells a great story that Richard Taylor once told him. Richard Taylor is a person… Read more

A Provider’s Guide to Successfully Reducing Antipsychotic Medications

Clover Health Care, Auburn, Maine “Impressive” is the only word you can use to describe the remarkable success Clover Health Care in Auburn, Maine has had in reducing their antipsychotic drug rate. Determined to turn around their status as a… Read more

Avoiding Institutionalizing Person Centered Care

Marguerite McLaughlin, Consultant, New England QIN QIO, Healthcentric Advisors Margaret was a lovely, wisp of a lady who was living with dementia and came to live with us when circumstances were such that staying at home was no longer an… 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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