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.

Montessori For Dementia and Aging: An Approach Worth Learning About

Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP Director, Brush Development Association Montessori International, Certified Educator in Montessori for Dementia and Aging Montessori for Dementia and Aging is a person-centered approach for the diverse communities where elders may reside.1 Based on the work of… Read more

Never Forget: It’s the Simple Things that Count 

  Joan Devine Director of Education, Pioneer Network As we face so many challenges — workforce, regulatory compliance, and budgetary demands to name a few, I think that sometimes we need to remind ourselves that often success — as well as… Read more

The Wisdom of the Sage

By Claire Lucas Workforce challenges have become the norm for most health care providers. Low unemployment, increased competition and workforce shortages all contribute to the problem. Not only is it difficult to hire employees, but retention is also a serious… Read more

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 (me as well as everyone else… 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