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.

Are you still using alarms? It’s definitely time to stop.

Carmen Bowman, co-author of Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with … Life Most professionals around the country now concur with the research that position change alarms cause more harm than good. There are numerous physical… Read more

Pioneer Network Announces New President and CEO

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lynda Crandall Email: Phone: 503-569-1545 January 4, 2018 The Board of Directors of Pioneer Network is pleased to announce that it has unanimously chosen Penny Cook as the organization’s new President and CEO.  She… Read more

A Time for Gratitude

Warmest holiday greetings to all from Pioneer Network!  May you slow down enough to recognize and enjoy the gifts we are surrounded by each day – a smile of gratitude in reply for having assisted an elder, a helping hand… Read more

Planning Ahead to Make Connections in Denver

Joan Devine Director of Education, Pioneer Network Being a virtual organization like Pioneer Network, with the staff and board of directors living and working from points across the country has its benefits, but for those of us who believe in… Read more

Pain and Dementia: What is Your Role as a Leader?

Jeannine Forrest, Ph.D. R.N. Dementia Educator and Consultant Identifying and managing pain in persons with dementia is complex and difficult work. As a leader, how do you support, give recognition and sustain this important clinical responsibility? Support Through Education and… Read more

Don’t We All Want to Make a Difference

Joan Devine, Director of Education Pioneer Network “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” ~Viktor Frankl Working in nursing homes, assisted living and other senior services or healthcare settings is not something most people get into because they… Read more