Hospitalizing a parent: 10 things to consider

Part one of a two-part series
The phone rings. Your 80-yearold mother has fallen. They suspect she has broken her hip. An ambulance is on its way.
Whether the relationship with your mother is strained or loving, you live near or far, you are her only child or one of six, most likely you will play a role in her recovery.
Seniors often feel hospitalization is “overwhelming and terrifying.” They say doctors expect them to understand complicated instructions and make decisions whi...

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