Call for Proposals: Share your expertise with others about how culture change is happening and how they can be a part of it.
Deadline: December 15, 2016

Pioneer Network is pleased to be hosting our 2017 annual conference and it promises to be quite an event as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the gathering of the original Pioneers as well as the 30th Anniversary of OBRA. Our celebration will include opportunities to showcase innovative ideas and practices that are happening across the country and around the world which are advancing person-directed care and changing the culture of aging. We listened to past conference participants and are building into the conference more opportunities to learn from and be inspired by fellow pioneers through interactive sessions and networking.

The 2017 conference promises to be more than just honoring and celebrating the past, it will also be a time to explore how we can each "be the future". Whether you are just starting out on your culture change journey or have been actively engaged in this endeavor for some time, there will be something there for you. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 30 – August 2, 2017, and plan to make the 2017 Pioneer Network Conference a stop on your culture change journey!

If you are interested in sharing your expertise by presenting an engaging interactive learning session, Pioneer Network would love to hear from you.
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Measuring Intangibles: A Review of Tools to Assess Quality of Life and Well-Being
Maintaining and promoting quality of life (QOL) is a foundational goal for recipients and providers of long-term care. 
December 15, 2016
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Now Available for Downloading
A Process for 
Care Planning for Resident Choice

The Rothschild Person-Centered Care Planning process is to support long term care communities in their efforts to honor residents' choices that influence quality of care and quality of life, while mitigating potential risks associated with those choices. This process is specifically aimed at care planning when the choice carries sufficient risk, perhaps related to impaired cognition and inadequate decision-making capacity, and the community is considering not honoring the resident's wishes. Following the Rothschild Person-Centered Care Planning process will help the community work with the resident to understand and respect choices to the greatest extent possible, in line with CMS regulations. DOWNLOAD PDF



Engaging Staff in Individualizing Care: An Implementation Handbook Now Available
Developed by B&F Consulting through Pioneer Network's National Learning Collaborative project during which forty-nine nursing homes worked with five state culture change coalitions and four corporations to incubate and implement four foundational organizational practices... LEARN MORE


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Supporting A Culture of Aging that is Life-Affirming, Satisfying, Humane and Meaningful Since 1997




Pioneer Network is exceedingly grateful for the foundations that support its work, including the Retirement Research Foundation and the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, and is grateful as well as for its national partners and sponsors