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.

Elder Champions

Barry Barkan Ashoka Fellow Co-Founder Elders’ Guild The Pioneer Network was born of values that affirmed the right of each person to a dignified meaningful life in a community that supports the well-being and self realization of each person. In… Read more

A Heart to Serve

Matthew Lysobey Director of Community Integration, Rockport Healthcare Services .   . Are we seeing the disability or the potential? Would you believe that residents with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, or vision impairment are preparing meals and… Read more

Change is Everywhere: Even the Pioneer Network Website!

Cathy Lieblich, Director of Network Relations Announcing the Launch of our Newly Redesigned Website! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Pioneer Network is pleased to announce that we have redesigned our website with you in mind! We believe you will… Read more

Poetry at Sunrise

Wendy Boren, RN, BS Clinical Consultant/Educator Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) University of Missouri-Columbia Last week I was visiting with a young man whose family started out in the long-term care business over 80 years ago by opening the… Read more

Deepening the Capacity to Lead: Part 2

A Learning Organization by Kelly Papa, MSN, RN, Corporate Director of Learning, Masonicare University Last week, we explored the practice of appreciative inquiry as a means of deepening the capacity to lead in long term care. This week, we will… Read more