The Pivotal Role of Nurses in Assuring Quality and Person-Directed Care Webinar Series
All nursing homes have licensed nurses, but what makes their role unique and important? Are their roles to do tasks that nursing assistants usually cannot do? Have you ever considered the residents' professional nursing care needs? This webinar series introduces you to an evidence-based framework—a nursing practice model which includes person directed care principles.

Session 4: December 11, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET 
Teamwork: Nurses and Nursing Assistants Working Together to Provide Person-Centered Care
Pioneer Network is presenting this webinar series in partnership with the HartfordInstitute for Geriatric Nursing.

Pioneer Network's popular day-long On The Road educational programs, Hear the Voice of Persons with Dementia, coming to Boise, Idaho this fall and Key Practices for QAPI Success coming to Manhattan, Kansas in November, offer great opportunities to learn from the experts. LEARN MORE

Live streamed Conference Sessions
Attention: We experienced some internet bandwidth difficulties during the conference that effected the audio/visual quality of some live stream broadcasts. We are in the process of uploading High Definition copies of each Live streamed conference session. Thank you for your patience and enjoy! To view, review and share with colleagues, click here.

New Dining Standards Toolkit Now Available
In 2012, the Rothschild Foundation provided funding for Pioneer Network to convene a Task Force to develop a Dining Standards Toolkit which would help long-term care communities implement the New Dining Practice Standards. Put the new standards and research to work for you. LEARN MORE

Engaging Staff in Individualizing Care 12 Webinar DVD Set

The webinars were part of a core curriculum used by 49 nursing homes in 9 states during a Pioneer Network project funded by The Retirement Research Foundation. These homes incubated the following four organizational practices to achieve improvements in their clinical, human resource, and business outcomes:
  • Consistent or dedicated assignment
  • Shift huddles
  • Involving CNAs in care planning
  • QI closest to the resident
The organizational practices provide the infrastructure for staff communication and problem-solving that can be applied to any area of quality and performance improvement. LEARN MORE

Pioneer Network
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.