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.

Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice

A Message from the Reimagining Dementia Coalition When the founding members of Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice came together in April 2020, our world was beginning to confront the unprecedented impact COVID-19 was having on our physical, emotional,… Read more

COVID and the Chaplain’s Perspective

Whatever your faith or beliefs, the need to take care of ourselves, including acknowledging our spiritual needs, has been something that we have become keenly aware of this past year. For Pioneer Network, Pastor Gary has been there for us… Read more

Are You Ready to Pay It Forward?

Joan Devine Director of Education, Pioneer Network Though it seems like ages ago, it was only a little over a year ago that most of us came to the realization that what we were facing with the pandemic was not… Read more

Envisioning the Future: Exploring Lessons Learned Symposium

Cathy Lieblich, Director of Network Relations, Pioneer Network Last Wednesday, a large group of pioneers gathered virtually to envision the future by exploring lessons learned, and no surprise to anyone, there have been a lot of lessons learned this past… Read more

Envisioning the Future for CNAs and Residents

Lori Porter, Co-Founder & CEO National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) I have spent 40 years working in long-term care services, first as a dishwasher, then to a certified nursing assistant (CNA), a certified medication tech, a certified activities… Read more

The Darkest Hour Is Right Before The Dawn

Jeff Jerebker, Sage, Co-Founder Live Oak Project My former company, Piñon Management, conducted many Eden Alternative three-day training sessions for everyone on the nursing home team. CNAs were encouraged to attend and many did so. Contemplating the challenges of being… Read more

Are There Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to Dementia?

Brian LeBlanc Reprinted with Permission from “A Bit of Brian’s Brilliance: Stories and Experiences as I Journey on with Alzheimer’s!” Shortly after I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014, I came up with my tag line, “I Have Alzheimer’s… Read more