Southern Illinois Pioneer Coalition

a group of peopleDriven by the desire to make nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and supportive living facilities a better place to live, the Southern Illinois Pioneer Coalition (SIPC) provides training that shows how to allow residents the choice of how and when their care is provided. This is called person-centered care.

National research has shown that facilities that emphasize person-centered care experience a higher rate of resident and staff satisfaction. Facility occupancy rates are higher and staff turnover is lower.

Our Vision

Our vision is to have every resident's individuality and personal choice be valued and respected by all caregivers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote, support, and assist a change in the culture of care in every nursing home, assisted living facility, supportive living facility, and professional and family assisted care in the home.


Attendance at our workshops is without charge. Continuing Education credit is available for facility administrators, social workers, and nurses for free.

Our Advisory Committee

Our Advisory Committee meets periodically in order to assist us with programming and outreach.

Online Training Videos on YouTube
A Tale of Transformation (5:16 min) Culture Change Dining (2:13 min)
Culture Change in Long Term Care (5:45 min) Colorado Culture Change Coalition (6:17 min)
Person-Centered Care (7:59 min) Person-Centered Care in Adult Care Services (9:57 min)
Web Links
Aging & Disability Resource Guide for Southern IL Illinois Pioneer Coalition
Institute for Caregiver Education Pioneer Network
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