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.

Pain and Dementia: What is Your Role as a Leader?

Jeannine Forrest, Ph.D. R.N. Dementia Educator and Consultant Identifying and managing pain in persons with dementia is complex and difficult work. As a leader, how do you support, give recognition and sustain this important clinical responsibility? Support Through Education and… Read more

Don’t We All Want to Make a Difference

Joan Devine, Director of Education Pioneer Network “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” ~Viktor Frankl Working in nursing homes, assisted living and other senior services or healthcare settings is not something most people get into because they… Read more

Running, Thinking, Dreaming, Hoping, Living

Sonya Barsness, Revisionary Gerontologist Sonya Barsness Consulting, LLC I like to run. I’m pretty sure that, when I am running, people around me think I am one of those workaholic types who can’t put the phone down for a second…. Read more

An Inspirational Moment from an Inspirational Conference

Jack York Founder/President IN2L, Board Member, Pioneer Network My own journey, and the journey of our company (It’s Never 2 Late… www.iN2L.com) has very much shadowed Pioneer Network. Eleven or twelve years ago, as we were trying to find our way,… Read more

Stuck in the Middle

Elizabeth Bemis Vice President of Marketing, Promotions and Assisted Living Operations for United Methodist Homes   If you are in a leadership position, how long has it been since you were on the front-line as a supervisor? If you’ve forgotten what… Read more

Engagements and Long Term Relationships in Healthcare

Tammy L Marshall Chief Experience Officer The New Jewish Home When we hear the word “engagement” our minds often conjure up images of diamond rings and marriage proposals.  At the heart of the proposal is a request for commitment. In the West,… Read more