Denise Boudreau-Scott President & CEO, DRIVE Reprinted with permission from CultureChangeOutcomes.com Staffing issues are the new pandemic. Every industry is desperate for good people to fill the gaps. I see it in my small beach town. Roofers, landscapers, restaurants… all… 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.
The Importance of Connections: Why they need to be a part of everyday life
Jared Bloomfield Manager of Field Operations for Wish of a Lifetime For years, I worked in senior living, desperately searching for ways to honor older adults, showing them how important they were to their families, communities and the world, always… Read more
Show us the Money!
Donna Woodward former CNA whose hope is to help improve the quality of life of those who live in and work in LTC homes A recent Pioneer Network Roundtable discussion about staffing in long-term care homes touched on two related… Read more
Can We Talk? A Culture of Citizenship
Verna Cavey, Resident, Independent Living, Christian Living Communities Moriah Bernhardt, Senior Director of Rhythms Programs for CLC-Cappella We were just going to write a garden-variety article and then decided it would be better if we bounced some ideas around with… Read more
The Impact of COVID-19 on Scandinavian Living Center
An Interview with Joe Carella Executive Director, Scandinavian Living Center, Newton, MA The Scandinavian Living Center (SLC), located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit assisted living community that takes an inspired approach to elder care. By adopting core Scandinavian principles,… Read more
Person-Centered Care Is the Future
The Mayer-Rothschild Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Seeks Participation from Across the United States The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Award is developing a new national standard of person-centered excellence in the design and… Read more
We’ve Come so Far…and Yet We Have so Much Further to Go!
Penny Cook, President & CEO, Pioneer Network, Family Member As we gathered last week for our second symposium of 2021, Envisioning the Future: Dementia Care 2021 and Beyond, I couldn’t help but think of how far we’ve come in listening… Read more
A True Celebration of CNAs
Matt Cantrell, COO, National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) CNA (Certified Nursing Assistants) Week, set for June 17-24, is much more than just a symbolic tribute to the health care professionals who risked their own lives and safety to… Read more
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