when i first was a baby nurse, i worked in an inpatient rehab unit
in a hospital. we were the official stroke
center for the region, and so we saw alot of stroke patients there. many of our stroke patients were able to gain mobility, strength, and movement enough to go home on their own or with home health services and be rather independent. of course, this was with a rather rigourous, 3 hours per day of therapy while they were in the hospital. if the stroke was not severe, she may have excellent rehabability - she may just suffer short term paralysis
and with the help of physical/occupational/speech therapy
, may be able to go home on her own and do most things for herself. however, with a moresevere stroke, she may need some time in a rehab facility, such as a long term care facility, so she can continue to get stronger and worh with therapy before going home.
she would need to be evaluated by doctors for rehab capability - if they feel she may do well in an intensive rehab program, they will recommend her. if they feel she is not progressing as well as they would like, they may recommend a long term care facility. if she does go home after being adequately strengthened, she will probably need either home health nurses/therapy to come into her home and care for her or she will need your help as a family to make sure she is doing ok at home.