Cindy Paquin earned her B.S. degree at California State University, Long Beach and is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of California with 31 years of experience. Cindy has devoted over 29 years of her career specializing in the field of geriatrics. She has extensive experience in evaluating and treating geriatric patients with varying diagnoses, including Orthopedics, Neurological Impairments, Wound Care, Cardiac Rehab, Respiratory Complications and Multiple Medical Complexities in the frail and elderly patient. Her experience has been applied to patients in Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, Home Care and Outpatient settings.
Cindy Paquin has served as a Staff and Lead Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Department Supervisor, Director of Rehabilitation for Skilled and Sub-Acute Nursing Facilities, Area Manager and Clinical Quality Manager. As a regional Clinical Specialist for Pace Therapy Cindy Paquin participated in the development and implementation, and provided the clinical support to her region for all new and revised clinical programs for the multi-disciplinary rehab teams. Examples of these programs include OT dining and dysphagia programs, quarterly resident screening programs to identify decline issues, seating and positioning programs, and restorative nursing training programs. As area manager for ALA/CPR Therapy Cindy was responsible for the operational and clinical support/training to 5 facilities during the implementation of the Prospective Payment System.
Presently Cindy Paquin is employed in the role Documentation Auditor/Trainer in the Quality Assurance Department for Intergro Rehab. Key responsibilities of this position include: documentation audit for quality assurance, Therapist training and one-to-one mentoring that assists the clinicians in providing more effective provision and documentation of treatment for their residents.
Cindy Paquin believes that the classroom style of learning is only the beginning of the journey. She has continued to provide physical therapy treatment much of her career, along with her other duties, and has provided continued coaching and mentoring to new graduates and colleagues less experience in providing care to the geriatric population.