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.

Keys to Helping People Live Well with Dementia

Kim Warchol, OTR/L, President and Founder of Dementia Care Specialists at Crisis Prevention Institute I believe people can live well with dementia and their loved ones can feel supported along the journey. This is our mission at Dementia Care Specialists… Read more

The System is Broken and It Needs a New Paradigm

Sonya Barsness Reprinted from Being Heard:  The Voice of a Revisionary Gerontologist, July 30, 2021 I think we agree that nursing homes* need to change. Right? It seems that whenever I read something about nursing homes, and what we have… Read more

Old Hands

This past summer, Dr. Susan Wehry, a wonderful friend of Pioneer Network, spent most of her time as primary caregiver for her beloved Mother, who died on September 10, 2021. We are honored that Susan has shared this special tribute… Read more

Three Things to Do Now to Retain the Best

Denise Boudreau-Scott President & CEO, DRIVE Reprinted with permission from CultureChangeOutcomes.com Staffing issues are the new pandemic. Every industry is desperate for good people to fill the gaps. I see it in my small beach town. Roofers, landscapers, restaurants… all… Read more

Show us the Money!

Donna Woodward former CNA whose hope is to help improve the quality of life of those who live in and work in LTC homes A recent Pioneer Network Roundtable discussion about staffing in long-term care homes touched on two related… Read more

Can We Talk? A Culture of Citizenship

Verna Cavey, Resident, Independent Living, Christian Living Communities Moriah Bernhardt, Senior Director of Rhythms Programs for CLC-Cappella We were just going to write a garden-variety article and then decided it would be better if we bounced some ideas around with… Read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Scandinavian Living Center

An Interview with Joe Carella Executive Director, Scandinavian Living Center, Newton, MA The Scandinavian Living Center (SLC), located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit assisted living community that takes an inspired approach to elder care. By adopting core Scandinavian principles,… Read more