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.

Say “Yes” To Less Stress

Lisa Milliken Education Specialist, Select Rehabilitation Guide, 2019 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference Healthcare team members spend extensive amounts of time on their jobs caring for others. Then following the 40-50 hours of the work week, they focus… Read more

The Alzheimer’s Association Is Working To Transform Dementia Care

Sam Fazio, Doug Pace and Emily Shubeck Developing and disseminating evidence-based practices In early 2018, the Alzheimer’s Association released the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations as a supplement to The Gerontologist. Grounded in the fundamentals of person-centered care, the Dementia Care… Read more

Let’s Talk About Workplace Culture

Emily Deppa and Anna Ortigara Workforce Innovations Consultants, PHI We’ve all carried the weight of staffing challenges! Concerns about filling vacant jobs and reducing turnover within the workforce, whether in skilled nursing or in the community, are common. We hear… Read more

A Heart Full of Grace

Matthew Lysobey MPH, LNHA Rockport Healthcare Services “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a… Read more

Being Better than a Stick in the Eye

Sonya Barsness, Revisionary Gerontologist Originally printed November 2, 2018 Being Heard, The Voice of a Revisionary Gerontologist Al Power, geriatrician and advocate for people living with dementia, tells a great story that Richard Taylor once told him. Richard Taylor is a person… Read more

Avoiding Institutionalizing Person Centered Care

Marguerite McLaughlin, Consultant, New England QIN QIO, Healthcentric Advisors Margaret was a lovely, wisp of a lady who was living with dementia and came to live with us when circumstances were such that staying at home was no longer an… Read more

The “Network” in Pioneer Network

Joan Devine, Pioneer Network Director of Education I am one of those people who has always believed that there is a lot of truth in the saying, “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know.” For example, as a… Read more