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 Times They are a Changing…

Jack York, Founder/President, It’s Never 2 Late How many out there remember the late ’70s and early ’80s? If you’re like me (57 years old) during that era technology was trickling its way into our lives, drip by drip. But… Read more

Dementia-friendly dining

Pamela Tabar – Long-Term Living Senior living dining has been through many design phases lately—including the bistro, the casual café, the fine dining setting and even the wine bar. Now, senior residences are fine-tuning the dining experience of a growing… Read more

Making a Revolution: One Person at a Time

Ruta Kadonoff, Executive Director, Pioneer Network Our national conference closed last Wednesday in New Orleans. Those who were present know, of course, that our theme was Revolutionizing the Culture of Aging.  As I noted in my closing remarks, it’s a… Read more

Back to the Floor

CNA Edge: A voice from the trenches of long term care May – CNA Edge: A voice from the trenches of long term care It would appear as though my residents missed me. To show how much they missed me… Read more

Have You Hardwired Your Communication System?

Amy Elliot and Barbara Frank The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it is taking place.   — George Bernard Shaw “Know each person” is a cornerstone of Pioneer Network’s values and principles, but how do we know a person in… Read more

Taking Stock of Person-Centered Care Practices

PHI Blog Person-centered care is being gradually implemented throughout U.S. nursing homes, although progress has been slow and much more work still needs to be done, a paper published in the latest issue of Generations argues. PHI National Director of… Read more

Quality Pays — and Person Centered Care is a Path to Quality!

Matt Younger, CEO, Northwest Health Services, Inc.; Former Administrator of the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Missouri DHSS; Member of your Pioneer Network Education Committee One thing we’ve learned in health care in the last several years is that investing… Read more