You might think it would be pretty obvious that someone has broken their hip, but plenty of people break their hips and don’t realize it. Even a small break can eventually create big problems for your senior, so it’s important that if you even suspect your senior has broken a hip that you get them to a doctor right away.
One of Their Legs Looks Shorter
There’s Swelling or Bruising
Your Senior’s in a Lot of Pain
They Can’t Move the Affected Leg
It’s Impossible for Them to Put Weight on Their Leg
Falls are a main cause of broken hips, but your elderly family member might experience a broken hip even without falling if her bones are especially fragile. Senior care providers can help them with mobility as they recover.