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.

Envisioning the Future with Pioneer Network

Kristian Partington, Schlegel Villages reprinted with permission from Village Voice Each year, a delegation of Schlegel ambassadors has travelled to various locations in the United States to attend the annual Pioneer Network Conference, returning home with new insights to… Read more

Who Would Have Thought?

Joan Devine Pioneer Network Director of Education If you had told me a year ago that we would be doing and seeing some of the things that have now become an everyday part of our lives in this world dominated… Read more

Dementia Care and COVID-19: How do we move forward?

Bonnie Burman,  Ohio Council for Cognitive Health Jennifer Brush, Ohio Council for Cognitive Health and Brush Development All of us have been impacted by COIVD-19 in many ways, both professionally and personally. The presence of the virus has also created… Read more

How You Measure Nursing Home Quality Matters

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

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