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 Culture of Aging Needs to Change for All of Us

Penny Cook, President & CEO, Pioneer Network From an early age as I used to visit family members who lived in nursing homes, I got the sense they were treated differently.  Sometimes it was because they weren’t dressed in their… Read more

Grow A Culture of Critical Thinking to Calm Survey Angst

Keith Schaeffer, Writer, Action Pact eLearning Anxiety over the new Mega Rule survey process that examines caregivers’ critical thinking skills may have some long-term-care providers on edge, but not at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA. “Our focus on… Read more

“Weighing In” on a Few Things

  Brian LeBlanc Reprinted with permission from Alzheimer’s the Journey blog   First, let’s do some housekeeping: Yes, I still have Alzheimer’s Disease (and no, I’m still not “Faking It.”) I know everyone wishes for (meas well as everyone else with… Read more

Have You Had an “A-Ha” Today?

Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network For those of us engaged in this incredible journey to change the culture of aging – we are searching for ways to bring more than the traditional model offers in terms of quality… Read more

Yes, It IS All About Me!

Preference Based Living Team National Skilled Nursing Care Week is an opportunity to recognize the important role these organizations play in providing care to the nation’s older adults and individuals living with disabilities. The theme of “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” highlights… Read more

Help Wanted!

Sue Misiorski, VP of Workforce Innovations, PHI Are you spending the majority of your time managing staffing challenges and other problems that are a direct result of the workforce crisis? If so, you are not alone. This is the plight of employers… Read more

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die

Ashton Applewhite Reprinted with permission from neo.lifeTrying to stay young isn’t just futile: it’s also bad for you. Here’s how to think about aging in the era of ultra longevity. In the 20th century, thanks largely to clean water and… Read more

The “Secret Sauce” for High Performance

Barbara Frank, Cathie Brady & David Farrell Authors of A Long Term Care Leader’s Guide to High Performance: Doing Better Together Your systems create your outcomes. This is one of W. Edward Deming’s principles for quality improvement. He noted that… Read more