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
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 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
Pioneer Network: Advocating for Elders Wherever They May Live!
Cathy Lieblich, Director of Network Relations Many people know Pioneer Network primarily as an advocate for those who live and work in traditional nursing homes. This is a great thing to be known for, and we are proud of the… 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
Inspired Care: Bringing Action Pact’s Household Model® to Australia
Megan Hannan – ActionPact In this era of globalization, Pioneer Network’s goal to “change the culture of aging” requires sharing and learning across countries and continents. Since hearing about Action Pact’s Household Model® in 2007, Australia’s largest nonprofit provider of… Read more
Culture Change or Person Centered Care — What is the Real Journey?
Joan Devine, Director of Education – Pioneer Network A facility or a home. A feeder or a person who needs assistance with eating. A common room or a living room. What we say and how we say it – it… Read more