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The "housing" for stroke victims can become overwhelming.
We will cover . . . nursing homes after stroke, rest homes, and
assisted living after stroke. Living after stroke in your own home.
You can also check out the low income housing for the disabled in
your state and/or county. After stroke, you may want to go to a
group home for the disabled . . . long term or short term.
Which will be the best fit for you? It's your decision! What are your
needs? What can you afford? Do you like your solitude? Do you like a
lot of people around. How much care will you need? Will you need
round the clock care? Will you need some supervision? There are a
lot of variables to consider. Discuss it with others, such as your
doctor . . . your family . . . possibly, your lawyer. It's an important
decision, where you hang your hat!
Stroke victims have different personal needs. Some are more disabled
than others, so they'll need more help. Some will want to go into a
private setting, while others need more people and activity around
them. There are large facilities, private homes, and group homes.
If a stroke victim is lucky enough after the stroke, they'll be
able to go back to their own home.
In my son's case being 37 yrs. old, not married and living alone
at the time of the stroke . . . when being discharged from the
hospital he needed some assistance. If I had not moved to
where he was located, he would've had to go into some type of
other housing, which was called assisted living. In some parts of
the country it is referred to as a nursing home. Well, after
checking a list of them out in person, I didn't believe he belonged
in any of them and he made it known to me that he didn't want to
go to any of them.
A 37 year old that has had a stroke, can only speak a few words,
and needs assistance with walking, but understands everything
being said, does not in my opinion belong in an assisted living
center or a nursing home. I believed, if he was to go there, he
would totally lose any positiveness that he possessed at the
time. He would lose hope and go downhill. How could a 37 yr.
old think positive, if he were only around elderly people that were
ill and dying. It's depressing . . . and he was already depressed
enough, I,m sure! He came home and was so-o-o-o happy to be
there. And, as a "caregiver" to my son . . . I am right where I am suppose to be!
I will be adding more here. Any suggestions, ideas, or information
you would like to share, will be greatly appreciated. Don't be shy and
please get involved. You may need help at some point . . . I know I do
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