Pioneer Networking and the Culture Change Movement

We are glad you are interested in staying up to date with the latest news and events in the culture change movement.  Check back here regularly to read blog posts from both Pioneer Network staff and other culture change and person-directed care experts.

Good Night Good Morning Routines

Sue Ellen Clark Guide, 2022 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference A good night’s sleep is fundamental to health and being human.  However, lack of quality sleep is the number one problem that no one is talking about in… Read more

Discovering Ikigai

Angie McAllister Ikigai, a word deeply rooted in Japanese culture has been one that I’ve adopted on a personal level even more over the past few years. Ikigai roughly translated means “reason to live” or more commonly known as “purpose.”… Read more

An Invitation from Vicki de Klerk

to those coming to Denver for the conference and also to those who won’t be able to join us. Culture change begins with individuals. You are an important link in the chain that creates a person-centered environment. When you are… Read more

How Residents are Addressing Loneliness in Long-Term Care

“From Doing Nothing to Doing Everything!” The Java Project at Consulate Health Care Kristine Theurer, Founder & President, Java Group Programs   Amy Layman, Director of Community Life at Oak Grove Health Care Center, a Consulate Health Care center in… Read more

The Six Cs of Culture Change

Jennifer Carson, PhD, Director, Dementia Engagement, Education, and Research (DEER) Program, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno The case for culture change – the moral imperative to transform nursing homes – has never been more urgent or clear…. Read more

Flip the Script on Ageism

Meaghan McMahon MSW, Director of Strategic Development, LinkedSenior   Associating value and worth with only young age comes at a cost. We would all benefit from understanding that older adults are just as worthy and valuable as people of any… Read more

Overcoming the Great Resignation

Bruce Berlin, Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Prioriteams The post-Covid19 workforce mass exodus, creating what is now known as The Great Resignation, has left senior living and long-term care communities struggling to recruit and retain enough staff to provide quality… Read more