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 Time for Gratitude

Warmest holiday greetings to all from Pioneer Network!  May you slow down enough to recognize and enjoy the gifts we are surrounded by each day – a smile of gratitude in reply for having assisted an elder, a helping hand… Read more

Planning Ahead to Make Connections in Denver

Joan Devine Director of Education, Pioneer Network Being a virtual organization like Pioneer Network, with the staff and board of directors living and working from points across the country has its benefits, but for those of us who believe in… Read more

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