Helping Dad after hip replacement
July 29, 2010 11:46 AM Subscribe
How to help family member after hip replacement?
posted by feathermeat to health & fitness (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My father is scheduled to have his right hip replaced in a couple of weeks. He is 61 years old and used to be reasonably fit and active, although he has now gained a lot of weight from inactivity since his hip began bothering him. His only other health problem is a history of a very minor heart attack about 15 years ago, and high cholesterol.
I'd love to hear from people who have either had a hip replacement or helped care for someone who did about how best to help him after he comes home (emotionally, physically, etc.), and also anything you can tell me in general about the recovery process. I have read some FAQs online, but I'm looking for more personal experiences, from either the patient or caregiver point of view.