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 Changing Landscape of Assisted Living

Juliet Holt Klinger, MA Senior Director Dementia Care, Brookdale Senior Living We are all in this together and whether we work in skilled nursing, assisted living, home care, or are care partnering with a loved one in our own home,… Read more

Having Fun & Opening New Worlds with Technology

Jack York CEO and Founder, It’s Never 2 Late Pioneer Network Board of Directors Whether we like it or not the world in which we live in in 2018 is consumed with technology. We’re connected 24/7 to the universe through… Read more

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Jay-Newton Small CEO and Founder, MemoryWell Guide at the 2018 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference Joe was panicked, frantic. The bell was ringing for lunch, as it did every mealtime, and he was upset. He was grabbing people… Read more

Discussion Around Language: Using the Term “Patient”

By David Kent Vice President of the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils This article is the transcription of a speech that David Kent, resident of Schlegel Villages, made to the Resource Development Advisory Group Meeting, a part of Health Quality… Read more

A Heart to Serve

By Ken Gartin Rockport Healthcare Services It’s no secret that non-profits and community organizations always need dedicated volunteers. Unfortunately, residents of care communities are rarely tapped to provide that much-needed service. If changing that imbalance makes sense to you, A… Read more

Are you still using alarms? It’s definitely time to stop.

Carmen Bowman, co-author of Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with … Life Most professionals around the country now concur with the research that position change alarms cause more harm than good. There are numerous physical… Read more

Pioneer Network Announces New President and CEO

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lynda Crandall Email: lynda.crandall@pioneernetwork.net Phone: 503-569-1545 January 4, 2018 The Board of Directors of Pioneer Network is pleased to announce that it has unanimously chosen Penny Cook as the organization’s new President and CEO.  She… Read more