Neighbors mom (92) broke her hip. After 6 weeks of rehab, will she need much help after?

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She has lived alone and now she will live with her children. What will it be like for there mom and 70yr old children, who are healthy and work still! pls send ideas for them thx

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My mother was on a walker when she came home after braking her hip. She got a special top for the walker so she could get a plate and glass and bring to kitchen table. She managed to cook a little.
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Before my son was discharged from rehab, an OT came out to his home and made suggestions of how the house could be made more accessible. If this rehab place doesn't automatically do that, I'd suggest to the neighbors to request it.

My mother lived with my sister. It worked well. But Mother's condition deteriorated and after a year she needed more care than my sister and her husband could provide. Then she went to a nursing home. I'd suggest that the neighbors don't make promises about "forever." No one can foresee what will happen during the aging process. Maybe they'll all live happily ever after. We can hope! But all parties need to be flexible about the future.
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It depends how fit she was to start with, and how compliant with rehab, and how her hip fracture was treated.

But, best case scenario, if the hip was successfully pinned or replaced, and she worked hard at rehab, and she was in reasonable shape to start with... then she may actually come out of this more active than when she went in. God willing.

But in any case, one idea is to get an OT (occupational therapist) in to look at the home and recommend simple, cost-effective adaptations and equipment like hand rails and grab bars, perching stools - all the things that make it safer and easier for the person to manage on her own, with minimal help.
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If the 92 year old needs help, it will be written in the discharge plan. Medicare covers some temporary help at home. It is also very possible she will not make progress in rehab and need long term care. Take one day at a time.
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