I've been posting in another thread for ten days or so about the effects of my mother's broken hip - not eating the most worrying, amongst others. Can people who've been through this please, please reassure me that they won't try to force feed her? This would be a total horror to her - added to which she signed a Living Will before she had dementia. We have no idea yet what's going to happen to her. There's talk of moving her to a rehab hospital, after which decisions will have to be made re going home or to a nursing home - but this is one facet that would make a difference to our decision making if it came to that. Does anyone know if nursing homes in the UK tend to stick to encouragement, kindness and fluids, or if they tube feed? Sorry for this grim appeal for info, but it would so put my mind at rest to know what other's experiences have been.