How do I start to care for my father who just had a stroke?
Three weeks ago my 60-year-old Dad (who lives alone) called 911 and went to the ICU with a severe stroke. He has just moved in on a one month lease at an assisted living facility.
He has recovered all of his left side movement and control, but still has severe field cuts and cannot see objects to the left. He also has perceptual problems (insists pictures that are upside down are rightside up, etc).
I was wondering what options there are for someone in my position. He is continuing to receive 9 hours a week of physical/occupational/speech therapy while in assisted living.
I do feel quite alone during this process, as I am in my mid-twenties, and just have my younger sister who is in college. As I said, my Dad is only 60 and fairly healthy. This took all of us by surprise.