How long to stay in hospital after hip replacement ?

My 87 year old mother has just had a hip replacement this week. Does anyone know how long she is likely to need to stay in hospital ? Also, how much help will she need when she returns home (she lives with my 89 year old father who is very frail and unstable on his feet). Do people here feel that I... show more My 87 year old mother has just had a hip replacement this week.

Does anyone know how long she is likely to need to stay in hospital ?

Also, how much help will she need when she returns home (she lives with my 89 year old father who is very frail and unstable on his feet).


Do people here feel that I should offer to stay with them for a while to help ? the difficulty with this is that they live 200 miles away, and I have a husband and two sons, one still in school.
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