Pioneer Network supports models where elders live in open, diverse, caring communities. In-depth change in systems requires change in governmental policy and regulation; change in the individual’s and society’s attitudes toward aging and elders; change in elders’ attitudes towards themselves and their aging; and change in the attitudes and behavior of caregivers toward those for whom they care. We refer to this work as culture change. Our aim is nothing less than transforming the culture of aging in America.
Listen, Learn, Explore Episode 10: The Power of Person-Centered Care- An Approach that Offers Help During a Staffing Crisis and Compassionate Support for LGBTQ Elders
Kim Warchol, an occupational therapist and the President and Founder of Dementia Care Specialists at Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) joins Penny Cook to discuss the power of person-centered care, especially for those who identify as LGBTQ+. CPI is a member of the Pioneer Partner Network. Kim and Penny talk about how to empower the broader team (families, clients/residents and staff working together) to work together to support our elders and those living with dementia and focus on their behavioral and emotional wellness.
Listen, Learn, Explore Episode 9: Exploring Humanitude® - Bringing the Staff's Person Directed Care Skills to the Next Level
Join Joanne Rader in a conversation with João Partel Araujo and Yves Gineste in a conversation about the Gineste-Marescotti® Care Methodology, also known as Humanitude®. In this podcast, you will learn the story of what inspired Humanitude, what it is all about, and how the team from Humanitude is working to bring it to the US.
A multimodal care methodology for any vulnerable dependent person, such as those living with dementia, post-stroke dependency, physical or mental disabilities, etc. It is comprised of more than 150 care techniques based on four pillars: gaze, speech, touch and verticality.
Pioneer Network is pleased to have Joanne, João and his colleague Franck DeVivie present “An Introduction to Humanitude® Care”, at Pioneer Network’s annual conference in Denver July 27-30 for a session.
Listen, Learn, Explore Episode 8: Becoming a Learning Organization
Being a Learning Organization is key to growing and supporting a person-directed culture. Educators Anna Ortigara, Marla DeVries, Tim Knight, Jacquie Hurt, Carrie Chiusano, and John Hobday have developed four outstanding sessions for the Pioneer Network 2022 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference being held in July, but we can't wait until July for the learning to begin. And so, in this podcast, they will share some insights including challenges organizations face as they create and deliver education, why supporting Learning & Development is so critical, learning as a process versus an event, and other ideas to help you create a learning organization .
After listening to the podcast, click here to join them for a virtual learning circle/discussion on Thursday, May 19 at 2PM EDT for further learning and exploration on this important topic.
Listen, Learn, Explore Episode 7: Creating Joy at Work
Research shows the significant benefits of joy, to our minds and bodies - so why not apply a creative, joyful lens to the work you do? Join Jessica McCracken and Katie Wade from Creative Spark, a Front Porch program, as they share thoughts about joy in the workplace. And then be sure to join Jessica and Katie on Thursday, April 21st at 1PM EDT for further discussion. They will also conduct interactive exercises to guide you as we create, connect, and share. And we won't forget to throw in a dash of humor! Click here to save your place.
Listen, Learn, Explore Season 2/Episode 6: WHY Person-Directed Care: A Message to Gerontology Students...and More!
Leslie Pedtke is currently working as an adjunct professor at Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo. A long-time advocate of person-directed care (you may be familiar with her book, What Living as a Resident Care Teach Long-Term Care Staff), Leslie was taken aback when 13 students in her Gerontology class shared that they felt that although person-directed care was a wonderful idea, it was not realistic, especially given the climate of the staffing shortage in healthcare.
It seemed to Leslie that she had some “explaining to do”! And so, Leslie invited Pioneer Network staff members, Penny Cook, President & CEO and Joan Devine, Director of Education, to join her in sharing with her students just what Person-Directed care is – and how it can and needs to be a part of the future.
The lessons and stories shared in the interview will hopefully convince Leslie’s students that person-directed care is real and can thrive, even in today’s climate, and we hope they will also inspire others to continue their work in growing person-directed cultures.
Blogs referenced in the interview:
Is Person-Centered Care Forsaken in the Midst of COVID-19?
Culture Change or Person-Directed Care: What is the Real Journey?
Season 2 Episode 5: Resident Voice - Direct from the Boardroom
In the culture change movement, we always talk about the resident voice – the value, how it needs to be heard in all aspects of our work. And who better to share their expertise on this topic than a resident who has actually been a member of her community’s board of directors.
In this podcast, Jan Spalding, shares her insights and experiences as a resident at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, FL, and former member of their Board of Directors.
After listening to the podcast, we invite you to join Jan along with Gerry Stryker and Monica McFee from the Administrative team at John Knox Village, for further discussion. Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00 PM EDT. CLICK HERE to save your spot!
Perhaps there's a spot on your organization's board for a resident!
Love the format
Not only have the speakers been excellent, but I love the format. Pioneer Network provides an informative didactic which is paired with a live discussion with the speaker on a scheduled date following the podcast. I will definitely be adding this one to my “favorites “ list!