Maintaining and improving mobility is often a goal for residents and their family members, and is important to prevent functional decline and improve quality of life. This webinar will focus on evidence-based strategies to maintain and improve mobility for residents in long-term care homes.
The objectives of the webinar are to:
1) discuss current evidence for strategies to maintain and improve resident mobility;
2) present practical solutions for putting evidence about mobility into practice in long-term care homes; and
3) examine ways to modify suggestions for different physical and cognitive abilities.
With support from the Ontario CLRI hosted at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, this webinar was presented on February 22, 2018.
About the Presenter
Caitlin McArthur is a registered physical therapist and post doctoral fellow at the Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Science Centre (GERAS) at McMaster University. She recently completed her PhD in the Kinesiology department at the University of Waterloo with a specialization in aging, health, and well-being. Caitlin’s research focuses on improving rehabilitation across the continuum of care, including long-term care and home care. She also has expertise in bone health, exercise, and physical activity. Caitlin is an instructor of Bone Fit™, a continuing education course for rehabilitation professionals working with people with osteoporosis. Caitlin is the recipient of several awards including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Silver Quill Award. Her current work is funded by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging.