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.

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Jay-Newton Small CEO and Founder, MemoryWell Guide at the 2018 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference Joe was panicked, frantic. The bell was ringing for lunch, as it did every mealtime, and he was upset. He was grabbing people… Read more

Discussion Around Language: Using the Term “Patient”

By David Kent Vice President of the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils This article is the transcription of a speech that David Kent, resident of Schlegel Villages, made to the Resource Development Advisory Group Meeting, a part of Health Quality… Read more

A Heart to Serve

By Ken Gartin Rockport Healthcare Services It’s no secret that non-profits and community organizations always need dedicated volunteers. Unfortunately, residents of care communities are rarely tapped to provide that much-needed service. If changing that imbalance makes sense to you, A… Read more

Are you still using alarms? It’s definitely time to stop.

Carmen Bowman, co-author of Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with … Life Most professionals around the country now concur with the research that position change alarms cause more harm than good. There are numerous physical… Read more

Pioneer Network Announces New President and CEO

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lynda Crandall Email: Phone: 503-569-1545 January 4, 2018 The Board of Directors of Pioneer Network is pleased to announce that it has unanimously chosen Penny Cook as the organization’s new President and CEO.  She… Read more

A Time for Gratitude

Warmest holiday greetings to all from Pioneer Network!  May you slow down enough to recognize and enjoy the gifts we are surrounded by each day – a smile of gratitude in reply for having assisted an elder, a helping hand… Read more

Planning Ahead to Make Connections in Denver

Joan Devine Director of Education, Pioneer Network Being a virtual organization like Pioneer Network, with the staff and board of directors living and working from points across the country has its benefits, but for those of us who believe in… Read more

Pain and Dementia: What is Your Role as a Leader?

Jeannine Forrest, Ph.D. R.N. Dementia Educator and Consultant Identifying and managing pain in persons with dementia is complex and difficult work. As a leader, how do you support, give recognition and sustain this important clinical responsibility? Support Through Education and… Read more