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.

Finding Resilience — You Don’t Have to Look Too Hard

Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network Resilience. According to Webster, it is defined as “the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress” or “an ability to recover from… Read more

The World Needs More Love Letters

Leah Dobkin, Founder, Legacy Letters What special gift do you get your spouse to help celebrate your wedding anniversary, a birthday or holiday? Cologne? Jewelry? More stuff? If your spouse is at the stage in life where he or she already has… Read more

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