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.

Making the Leap from Wellness to Well-being…

Laura Beck Learning & Development Guide for The Eden Alternative – PS Magazine 12/06/2016 The following article was reprinted with permission from Issue #2 of PS Magazine, page 15 (https://issuu.com/magazineps/docs/ps_magazine_issue_2) The older I get, the more I find myself thinking about what… Read more

5 Qualities for a Great Nursing Home

U.S. News Samantha Costa The following article was reprinted with permission of U.S. News. It was originally printed in conjunction with the release of U.S. News & World Report’s new ratings of skilled nursing facilities, which goes into more depth than the… Read more

5 Tips for Team Building

Allison Duda Manager of Inspiration and Operations, DRIVE Do you struggle with recruitment and retention? Research shows that the median turnover in skilled nursing homes is about 44%, with a cost of several thousand dollars per replacement.How can you address… Read more

Culture Change… Why is it so Hard?

Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network As we approach the 20th anniversary of the convening of the original Pioneers who came together to start this revolution to change the culture of aging, we often find ourselves asking the question,… Read more

Culture Change and the New Long Term Care Regulations

By Karen Schoeneman, MPA, Karen Schoeneman Consulting, LLC – Pioneer Network The new nursing home regulations came out as final on October 4, and this has caused many an administrator’s heart to skip a beat. But don’t panic, CMS listened… Read more

Helping Families Through Life Transitions

Mel Coppola, President and Owner, Hearts In Care, LLC. Eden Alternative Educator and Mentor I always knew I wanted children–in fact, I wanted 5!  And in my mid-twenties I became pregnant with the first of my two wonderful daughters. In preparation… Read more

Helping Families Through Life Transitions

Mel Coppola, President and Owner, Hearts In Care, LLC., Eden Alternative Educator and Mentor I always knew I wanted children — in fact, I wanted five! And in my mid-twenties I became pregnant with the first of my two wonderful… Read more