My 89 year old mother fell and broke her hip last week. She has early onset dementia which is worsening at SNF. Dad is 90 and both expect her to return home after completion of rehab. Prior to her fall she had compression fractures in her back and PMR (polymyagia rheumatica). She has severe osteoporosis and is on a low dose of prednisone and pain meds and has high blood pressure. She was considered to be a high fall risk....which will only be worse once she gets home. She used a walker and has a commode in her bedroom. Pain management has been an issue for the past 6 months. I have no objection to her returning home, but I think the level of care she will need will be overwhelming and my dad certainly can’t be the caregiver. Up to this point we ( siblings...sister, brother not so much) have been doing as much as we can to help, but we have families, grandchildren to help care for etc....I can’t see us in a position to do more than we are. I would love to see them move to AL, but mom is stubborn and has refused to even consider the option. The house itself is a burden and not nearly as safe as AL would be. I guess I’m asking if anyone else could share their experiences with the very elderly coming home after hip fractures.....I am well aware of the complications and prognosis. Thank you!