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.

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 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

Person-Centered Care Is the Future

The Mayer-Rothschild Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Seeks Participation from Across the United States The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Award is developing a new national standard of person-centered excellence in the design and… Read more

A True Celebration of CNAs

Matt Cantrell, COO, National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) CNA (Certified Nursing Assistants) Week, set for June 17-24, is much more than just a symbolic tribute to the health care professionals who risked their own lives and safety to… Read more