My mother (will be 85 in November) fell in the NH and broke her hip Friday morning they repaired it that evening. They did not put her to sleep but did a spinal because of her COPD, CHF etc.... She was totally crazy in the hospital but I thought once she got back to the nursing home she would be better. She is not talking hardly at all, stares into space even stares at me like she does not see me. They say it could be the meds. She is on pain meds but she does seem to be in a great deal of pain when they ask her to give them a number it is always high. I am not sure how much intervention I take. They are doing rehab on her but she is VERY weak, but she was weak before she fell. This is just difficult to watch and not know what to do. Do you ask that they back off her pain meds and let her hurt or do you just let nature take its course. She has been in the nursing home for 14 months now. Her mind was declining some before she fell but she still went and played bingo and got out some. She was still delusional but the Depakote they put her on had helped that some. She was under hospice care up until 2 days before she fell they had taken her off because she had not declined but had just stayed the same not better but the same.... I am just torn as to what to do. I am an only child so I do not have siblings to consult. Everyone I talk to that takes care of her has different advice. One says let her stay on the meds one says back off of them and see how her mental state gets. Anyone been through this and can offer advice ?