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Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT, president of Senior Providers Resource, LLC, recalls being a new nurse and noticing that while facility staff do everything they can to make the environment safe and prevent falls, they often don’t do enough to prevent the real reason for the falls: immobility. According to Lundgren, “Immobility is why people fall, get pressure injuries, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and social isolation. We are not meant to sit around.”
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