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Mom Had a Stroke. Does She Need Assisted Living?

If your mother has recently had a stroke, you probably have a lot of questions. Will she recover? Can she go home? Does she need assisted living? Will I have to put her in a nursing home? It’s a difficult and frightening time—especially if you’ve been acting as her primary caregiver.

You want to make sure that mom has the level of care she needs, but, after the stroke, you’re not sure what that means anymore. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take that can help you find your bearings.

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Here's How to Build a Strong Care Team for Mom

As mom gets older, it's likely that you'll find yourself taking an active part in her healthcare—working with her primary care providers to make sure that she gets the best treatment and that you recognize when it might be time to look into assisted living services. These individuals know more about how to help your parents keep living well than anyone, and it pays to spend the time and effort to form a good working relationship.

So, just how do you go about doing that? Here are some ways that you can get to know mom’s providers and be the best advocate for her needs.

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