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.

A Heart Full of Grace

Matthew Lysobey MPH, LNHA Rockport Healthcare Services “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a… Read more

Being Better than a Stick in the Eye

Sonya Barsness, Revisionary Gerontologist Originally printed November 2, 2018 Being Heard, The Voice of a Revisionary Gerontologist Al Power, geriatrician and advocate for people living with dementia, tells a great story that Richard Taylor once told him. Richard Taylor is a person… Read more

Avoiding Institutionalizing Person Centered Care

Marguerite McLaughlin, Consultant, New England QIN QIO, Healthcentric Advisors Margaret was a lovely, wisp of a lady who was living with dementia and came to live with us when circumstances were such that staying at home was no longer an… Read more

The “Network” in Pioneer Network

Joan Devine, Pioneer Network Director of Education I am one of those people who has always believed that there is a lot of truth in the saying, “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know.” For example, as a… Read more

#endageism

Mel Coppola I’ve stopped making New Year’s Resolutions. Seems they’re just another way to set myself up for failure and cause me to feel badly about myself. Don’t get me wrong — I certainly think the end of the year… Read more

A Pioneer Network Guide to the Holidays

Joan Devine, Director of Education Here we are in the midst of the holiday season, this season of giving, when we take the time to stop and cherish our friends and family, celebrating with parties and gift-giving. As I think… Read more

A Family Focused Approach to the Holidays

Tips from Sam Fazio and Doug Pace from the Alzheimer’s Association The holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, laughter and memories. They can also bring about stress, disappointment and sadness for some people. A person living with dementia… Read more