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FREE Webinar: Rehabilitation in long-term care: Interventions and their effect on activities of daily living and falls quality indicators

Le 5 décembre 2017 - Le 5 décembre 2017 12:00 noon

Organisme d’accueil: Fall Prevention Community of Practice (fallsloop.com)

Type d’activité: Webinaire

Auditoire visé: Professionnels des soins de santé travaillant auprès des personnes âgées


The aging population requiring residential support in long-term care (LTC) continues to grow, as does their need for multidisciplinary interventions including physical rehabilitation (PR). In tandem, quality of care in LTC has also been of increasing concern to researchers and the public. A controversial funding change in Ontario in 2013 has led to questions about the quality of rehabilitative care provided in LTC and the need for leadership in the PR in LTC sector.

This webinar will explore recent research surrounding physical rehabilitation in LTC by:

1) Describing what is known about a) tools to determine who should receive PR services; b) which PR services have been evaluated; and c) how they have been evaluated at the resident-, facility-, and system-level

2) Describing the relationship between PR and facility-level activity of daily living and falls quality indicators

3) Describing the impact of the 2013 funding change in Ontario LTC homes in 2013 on activities of daily living and falls quality indicators

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. She is a co-instructor of Bone Fit™, a continuing education course for exercise 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.