Hi all-I'm new to this site and community, but I'm hoping to gain some inspiration and hope back after all my family and I have been through in the last 4 months. My father had a stroke on November 14th, 2011. His recovery was coming along nicely until we brought him home, unable to walk and barely able to transfer himself. We had to bring him home because the insurance company said our time was up. Since then, he has regressed a lot! He either caught a viral infection from the nursing home we was in or had another minor stroke. Whatever it was has left him back to where we were 2 months ago. Now, he is being transported to another new facility (for the 4th time) due to insurance/Medicare reasons. He likely won't get enough good therapy to recover in the 30 days he is allotted. Now we're worried about what to do when the time comes to bring him home again. My mom works full time and dad cannot physically help himself do anything. They certainly cannot afford to pay out of pocket for any type of help. Any suggestions on what to do with my father until he can help himself? Anyone been through this before? Thank you so very much!View Thread
Hi there-my father suffered a stroke about 5 months ago. He still has almost full left side paralysis (no movement in the arm, limited ability in the leg). Therefore, he can do nothing for himself. He'll be coming home in about 30 days and I'm extremely worried about how he will manage on his own. My mother works full time still and is unable to physically lift my dad. This can't possibly be right, can it? That the insurance company can send someone home without being physically able to fend for themselves or have anyone to do it for them? Any suggestions would be a comfort. Thank you.View Thread
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