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.

The Revolution to Transform the Long-term Care System Begins When We Gather for Envisioning the Future 2020

Barry Barkan Rose Marie Fagan Jeff Jerebker   Let’s make good trouble, necessary trouble. — Human Rights Champion John Lewis, of Blessed Memory Pioneer Network, our Council of Elders, and Live Oak Institute are launching the Live Oak Project to…

Dementia Care and COVID-19: How do we move forward?

Bonnie Burman,  Ohio Council for Cognitive Health Jennifer Brush, Ohio Council for Cognitive Health and Brush Development All of us have been impacted by COIVD-19 in many ways, both professionally and personally. The presence of the virus has also created… Read more

How You Measure Nursing Home Quality Matters

Rahzeb Choudhury, Founder, Lifelong Inspiration – simple solutions for complex problems, Amsterdam Area, Netherlands It stands to reason that when you rate a care or nursing home as outstanding, good or bad, you need to be using the right measures… Read more

In These Times of Strife, Can You Do Better?

A Message from Pioneer Network President & CEO, Penny Cook The past few months have been incredibly challenging for many of us, and especially for long-term care communities. We are at a historic time in our country where once again, the… Read more

Who Knew! Redefining Home Helps Prevent COVID-19

Liz Prosch, Vice President Mission Integration & Quality, Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges as we work to protect elders from this novel and highly contagious virus. COVID-19 forces us to be intimately familiar with… Read more

Lions, Tigers, Bears & Covid-19…OH MY!

Brian LeBlanc Reprinted with permission from We Are #DementiaStrong Hey, have you heard about that COVID-19 thingy? It’s EVERYWHERE in the world, well, almost everywhere. Antarctica is the only continent with no confirmed cases of #Covid19. The impacts of Covid19 are now being… Read more

More than Heroes, Nurses!

Anna Ortigara, RN, MS, FAAN Workforce Innovations Consultant, PHI Many of the nurses reading this have strived to create person-directed cultures in their care settings over many days and challenging times. As you continue at this most difficult of times,… Read more

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10

In these times of physical distancing, Mother’s Day celebrations won’t be the same, but knowing the Pioneers, there is no doubt they will still be very special. Please share your plans and projects so we can share them with the… Read more

Culture in the Time of Pandemic

Verna Cavey, Elder A nuthatch crawls down the branch of a large tree outside my window. I move to my laptop to report in to my neighbors. Somehow, spontaneously, residents in independent living have created an online birdwatching group. A… Read more