Keeping Your Family Member Moving and Engaged so They Can Remain at Home
Join FCA for our December 2015 webinar!
Staying mobile is essential for physical fitness and emotional well-being. It can prevent disease, improve stamina, and improve the quality of life. The stronger and more able the person is, the more they can decrease the strain on caregivers by increasing the Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) that they can accomplish on their own or with less assistance. This webinar will explain the basic concepts of what happens as we age, how the loss of these functional skills can impact a person’s life, and how we can help.
- Understand the physiological changes that occur with aging.
- Lean how to spot the “red flags” in the home setting and what to do.
- Understand the effects of a safe exercise or mobility program for all levels of mobility and gain knowledge on some “safe” exercise options for the person at home.
Speaker: Cindy Kardeman
Cindy Kardeman has almost 40 years experience as a Physical Therapist. She is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management from University College, University of Maryland. Cindy’s private practice specializes in the evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular and orthopedic disorders from pediatric and older adult patients concentrating on care in the home care setting. She is a consultant with Dave Reynolds and Associates, LLC, Personal Fitness Specialists and co-author of 2 exercise videos with Mr. Reynolds. She is also a contract therapist with Children’s National Medical Center, and Rehabilitation Services, Inc. As part of her physical therapy practice, she conducts home safety evaluations and makes necessary recommendations for modifications as well as provides caregiver training to various home care agencies to enhance the caregiver’s knowledge.
Cindy’s focus is providing a comprehensive approach with positive functional outcomes.
She Is a member in good standing with the American Physical Therapy Association, a co-director for Healthy Athletes for Maryland Special Olympics, a Board member for Equipment Connections for Children, and a member of GROWS of Montgomery County.
*This webinar costs $15 (please purchase ticket at least 24 hours before this webinar). You have the option to register to view it live OR as a recording.