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recovery for stroke victims over 80

Is full recovery less common after 80? My mom had TPA within 3 hours. Hospitals in Lexington KY are mediocre at best.

After 2 1/2 weeks, the only improvement has been a weak squeeze in the right hand. She is unable to move her right hand or leg apart from the delayed squeeze. She spends 20 minutes in the standing box. She is unable to transfer to the bed. Her speech involves one word answers.

She had her stroke on May 11th. That Friday she was sent to  a certain rehab center close to the airport. They want to keep her until June 10th and feel she needs 24/7 care so she needs to go to a nursing home. Do patients in nursing homes ever get better? It is hard to hire a caregiver who has to lift dead weight and change diapers.

Do elderly stroke victims recover? Do they want to exert their aching bones during therapy? Would any improvements occur in a nursing home?
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Hi, did your mom have single stroke episode and TPA done? if yes, then you can be optimistic. She will recover, though how much is difficult to tell. Ensure to see that her co morbid conditions are controlled, like diabetes and hypertension and keep up with the physiotherapy. Regards.
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