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.

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

Yes, It IS All About Me!

Preference Based Living Team National Skilled Nursing Care Week is an opportunity to recognize the important role these organizations play in providing care to the nation’s older adults and individuals living with disabilities. The theme of “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” highlights… Read more

Help Wanted!

Sue Misiorski, VP of Workforce Innovations, PHI Are you spending the majority of your time managing staffing challenges and other problems that are a direct result of the workforce crisis? If so, you are not alone. This is the plight of employers… Read more

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die

Ashton Applewhite Reprinted with permission from neo.lifeTrying to stay young isn’t just futile: it’s also bad for you. Here’s how to think about aging in the era of ultra longevity. In the 20th century, thanks largely to clean water and… Read more

The “Secret Sauce” for High Performance

Barbara Frank, Cathie Brady & David Farrell Authors of A Long Term Care Leader’s Guide to High Performance: Doing Better Together Your systems create your outcomes. This is one of W. Edward Deming’s principles for quality improvement. He noted that… Read more

While Awaiting A Cure

Since the 1970s, the cure for Alzheimer’s Disease has been promised to be “just around the corner,” usually 5 to 10 years out. by Kyrié Carpenter, ChangingAging Contributor “Are we there yet?” I would query from the back seat, as many… Read more

A Person-Centered Approach to Rehab & Recovery

Lisa Milliken Director of Education, Select Rehab “If my therapist asks me to do something that makes sense to help me achieve I want to do, then I would be motivated to do it. It would make sense to me…. Read more