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.

Nets Beneath Our Hope

Verna Cavey, Elder I remember a line from an Ian Caldwell novel about life teaching us to string nets beneath our hopes. During this Covid era we have been strong and — except maybe for the days when we were… Read more

What’s New at Pioneer Network

Penny Cook, President & CEO A few weeks ago, we at Pioneer Network felt like true Pioneers. In hosting a Virtual Gathering, we embarked on a new project, one that we’ve never done before. True, we weren’t the only ones,… Read more

Carter Catlett Williams

In 1997, Carter Catlett Williams was determined to work toward changing nursing homes so that the quality of life for elders could become more life-affirming. She convened a small group in Rochester, N.Y. of others dedicated to independence and quality… Read more

Envisioning the Future with Pioneer Network

Kristian Partington, Schlegel Villages reprinted with permission from Village Voice www.schlegelvillages.com Each year, a delegation of Schlegel ambassadors has travelled to various locations in the United States to attend the annual Pioneer Network Conference, returning home with new insights to… Read more

Who Would Have Thought?

Joan Devine Pioneer Network Director of Education If you had told me a year ago that we would be doing and seeing some of the things that have now become an everyday part of our lives in this world dominated… Read more

Dementia Care and COVID-19: How do we move forward?

Bonnie Burman,  Ohio Council for Cognitive Health Jennifer Brush, Ohio Council for Cognitive Health and Brush Development All of us have been impacted by COIVD-19 in many ways, both professionally and personally. The presence of the virus has also created… Read more

How You Measure Nursing Home Quality Matters

Rahzeb Choudhury, Founder, Lifelong Inspiration – simple solutions for complex problems, Amsterdam Area, Netherlands It stands to reason that when you rate a care or nursing home as outstanding, good or bad, you need to be using the right measures… Read more

In These Times of Strife, Can You Do Better?

A Message from Pioneer Network President & CEO, Penny Cook The past few months have been incredibly challenging for many of us, and especially for long-term care communities. We are at a historic time in our country where once again, the… Read more