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.

#WeAreDementiaStrong Ramps Up Educational Mission

Brian LeBlanc and Maureen Rulison #WeAreDementiaStrong. Yes, we are. And we’ve never been stronger than we are today. That’s because we’re building our educational mission with new free content across a variety of platforms to reach persons living with dementia… Read more

A Once in a Generation Opportunity Reimagining Nursing Homes

Jeff Jerebker Reprinted with permission from Musings From Jeff blog Transforming nursing homes within the long-term care systems of support and services for frail elders and disabled can be analyzed as a three-prong approach – Staffing, Architecture and Environment, and… Read more

Kicking off the Year with Kindness

Linda Cohen, “Kindness Catalyst” and Author “The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus Perhaps you are beginning this new year with a little bit of hope again. I hope you made time to replenish your tank during the… Read more

Keys to Helping People Live Well with Dementia

Kim Warchol, OTR/L, President and Founder of Dementia Care Specialists at Crisis Prevention Institute I believe people can live well with dementia and their loved ones can feel supported along the journey. This is our mission at Dementia Care Specialists… Read more

The System is Broken and It Needs a New Paradigm

Sonya Barsness Reprinted from Being Heard:  The Voice of a Revisionary Gerontologist, July 30, 2021 I think we agree that nursing homes* need to change. Right? It seems that whenever I read something about nursing homes, and what we have… Read more

Old Hands

This past summer, Dr. Susan Wehry, a wonderful friend of Pioneer Network, spent most of her time as primary caregiver for her beloved Mother, who died on September 10, 2021. We are honored that Susan has shared this special tribute… Read more