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.

Answering the Call to Action

Rose Marie Fagan Co-Founder and Founding Executive Director Pioneer Network I was so brand new to long term care that I had never even been in a nursing home before. So I viewed the field with fresh eyes. And this… Read more

Transforming Discouragement

By Judy Ryan,  Owner Operator of LifeWork Systems “Inferiority feelings rule the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of deficiency and dissatisfaction, and in uninterrupted struggles both within individuals and humanity.”  —Alfred Adler, Psychiatrist, 1870-1937 The… Read more

What’s YOUR Research Question?

Celia Berdes, PhD, Sociologist and Gerontologist In our work with elders, we sometimes come up against a question about care or services for which there is no clear answer. In many areas of clinical care, there are best practices, which… Read more

One Challenge that Will Transform Your Team!

Cracking the Hospitality Code: What Everyone Should Know about Customer Service Denise Boudreau-Scott and Allison Duda, Drive team members   Customer service. The resident experience. Visitor impressions. Every single day, employees are taking countless actions that are helping to support your… Read more

Hand in Hand with the Elders at the New Jewish Home

The Team at the New Jewish Home Several years ago when Green House Guide and Director of Community Life Activities at The New Jewish Home, Manhattan, Miriam Levi, attended a Pioneer Network conference session on Elder volunteerism  she returned home ready to… Read more

#Elder Wisdom Campaign Harnesses Great Untapped Resource

By Kristian Partington Journalist, PW Writing Studios At one point a few years ago during Masterpiece Gala: Celebrating the Wisdom of the Elder, an event hosted by Schlegel Villages to showcase the artistic talents of residents from all the villages,… Read more

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