Breaking a hip is a serious issue with older adults and people with disabilities. The risk of a hip fracture increases dramatically over the age of 65, especially for women who are up to four times as likely as men to experience a hip fracture.
- Are you concerned that a loved one may be at an increased risk of a hip fracture?
- Are you worried about your risks of fracturing a hip?
- Do you think it is possible that you may have a broken hip?
- Perhaps you are looking for information on preventing or treating a broken hip?
Caring.com has a variety of resources to assist with any of these concerns and more.
The Hip Fracture Risk Calculator allows you to enter information about age, to assess you or your loved one's risk of fracturing a hip.
Many people who break a hip and/or their caregivers don't know where to begin once a hip fracture occurs. Caring.com provides helpful checklists to assist in working as a team with therapists:
- 8 Questions to Ask an Occupational Therapist After a Broken Hip
- 7 Questions to Ask the Physical Therapist After a Broken Hip
If you have additional questions, visit Caring.com's Broken Hip Frequently Asked Questions section to review answers received from other inquiries, or you can post your own question.
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