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For Providers

Culture change transformation supports the creation of both nursing home environments as well as home- and community-based settings, wherever older adults and their caregivers express choice and practice self-determination in meaningful ways at every level of daily life.

In a setting that embraces culture change, the person always comes before the task, and the voices of elders and those working with them are considered and respected. Respect is given to each individual regardless of age, medical condition, or limitations. Culture change—a simple concept valuing choice, dignity, respect, self-determination, and purposeful living—is transforming the way we care for elders across the nation who are in need of long-term care.

Clearly, implementation and sustainability of culture change transformations into daily practice is a unique and ongoing process for each organization. However, through our collaborations and partnerships, Pioneer Network is actively investigating common themes in areas such as drivers, systems, barriers, investments and outcomes of culture change. These stories and many of the "building blocks" are compiled for providers in the following sections: 

Visit Major Funded Initiatives to learn of additional Pioneer Network projects and activities.

To share your story, please contact Amy Elliot at or submit a "Share Your Story" form.