^ Milanessa can I just say to all (in the US) if you have a parent that breaks a hip DO NOT LET THE HOSPITAL DISCHARGE THEM without a referral to a rehab nursing home. Thank the Lord that someone counciled me to get the Medical Social Worker on staff to do just that when my dad was doing better than expected and wanted him discharged after hip replacement. The MSW got my dad a referral to rehab otherwise it would have been out of pocket. He was there for several weeks learning to walk with the bionic hip and home health care workers came to his home to make sure the shower and toilet could accomodate his abilities. It would have cost $10,000 if they let him out of the hospital (they wanted me to drive him home in my truck that he could not get into). Instead I got an ambulance to transport him to the nursing home and I met them there to do the intake.