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Is someone needed to stay with a paralyzed person?

My Mom had a stroke she is paralized on her right side.Will she need my family to live with her?
She is in the Hospital now but we couldnt get her to go until 2 day's after the stroke which was the day before yesturday.She cant move her right arm or right leg she can barely talk out of the right side of her mouth she has noone else and I cant leave her my family is all ready to move in with her to help her but we dont want to if she doesnt need us to.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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depends. 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.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
Your mother requires full attendence of somebody to lookafter her as she is not able to move or stand up or doing by herself.
She requires nursing care and to look after till she will be able to eat herself,stand up and doing her minimum work for her need.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 5 Sep 2011
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