Rahzeb Choudhury, Founder, Lifelong Inspiration – simple solutions for complex problems, Amsterdam Area, Netherlands It stands to reason that when you rate a care or nursing home as outstanding, good or bad, you need to be using the right measures… 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.
In These Times of Strife, Can You Do Better?
A Message from Pioneer Network President & CEO, Penny Cook The past few months have been incredibly challenging for many of us, and especially for long-term care communities. We are at a historic time in our country where once again, the… Read more
Who Knew! Redefining Home Helps Prevent COVID-19
Liz Prosch, Vice President Mission Integration & Quality, Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges as we work to protect elders from this novel and highly contagious virus. COVID-19 forces us to be intimately familiar with… Read more
Lions, Tigers, Bears & Covid-19…OH MY!
Brian LeBlanc Reprinted with permission from We Are #DementiaStrong Hey, have you heard about that COVID-19 thingy? It’s EVERYWHERE in the world, well, almost everywhere. Antarctica is the only continent with no confirmed cases of #Covid19. The impacts of Covid19 are now being… Read more
More than Heroes, Nurses!
Anna Ortigara, RN, MS, FAAN Workforce Innovations Consultant, PHI Many of the nurses reading this have strived to create person-directed cultures in their care settings over many days and challenging times. As you continue at this most difficult of times,… Read more
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10
In these times of physical distancing, Mother’s Day celebrations won’t be the same, but knowing the Pioneers, there is no doubt they will still be very special. Please share your plans and projects so we can share them with the… Read more
Culture in the Time of Pandemic
Verna Cavey, Elder A nuthatch crawls down the branch of a large tree outside my window. I move to my laptop to report in to my neighbors. Somehow, spontaneously, residents in independent living have created an online birdwatching group. A… Read more
Shelter in Place at Park Springs – A Plan for Member Protection and Safety
Tim Knight, Executive Director of Health & Wellness Services Park Springs At Park Springs it is our mission and goal to “take care of people”. This includes taking the best care of our members, as well as our employees who… Read more
Is Person-Centered Care Forsaken in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis?
Joan Devine, Pioneer Network Director of Education Recently someone shared a concern that in this time when nursing home and assisted living providers have been forced to go into survival mode as they deal with COVID-19, that Culture Change and… Read more
Blessings from the Heart of Berkeley in a Time of Pandemic
Barry Barkan, Co-Founder Pioneer Network So. Here we are in the midst of the global pandemic of 2020, a crisis only a very few among us –prophetic voices who have been essentially ignored– could have imagined. May we all be… Read more