Strokes are not uncommon among the elderly. If one of your aging parents has had one, you may be wondering if it is safe for them to return home after the hospital or rehab center discharges them. Usually, your parent's doctor and/or rehab specialist will let you know upon discharge whether there needs to be someone at home with your parent at all times or not, and what, if any, aides and ongoing therapy they may need. But if you’re not 100% certain what needs to be done, make sure to ask questions — before bringing your parent back to their home. You want to feel comfortable leaving them there. The urge to have them come live with you may be strong, but this may not be the best solutions, especially as your parent may wish to retain their independence. Getting your questions answered will make you feel better about your parent's situation.