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65yr old stroke victim, living situation when cannot live alone
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An_257331 posted:
My father in law had a massive stroke and has limited speech, but no use of his right arm/leg but can get around slowly with a cane. My mother in law has brain cancer and is not expected to live more than a couple of months at this point. My wife is their only child, but we are raising two small children and both have full time careers. She is insistent that he comes to live with us after her mom passes but he's 65 and hasn't been in the greatest of health before his stroke. Our home has multiple stairs which he cannot do alone. Any thoughts on what would be best for my father in law? assisted living? My wife's uncle has been taking her dad to physical therapy but he's told us he see's that her dad is no longer really trying to improve ( understandably so knowing his wife is dying ). This has happened for her mom and dad all in the past 8 months so it's taking a toll on my wife physically/emotionally. Any ideas anyone can give as I know my wife is thinking from her heart but I don't want our kids to sacrifice things we would no longer be able to do with them if we will be caring for him full time. I'm open to ideas and appreciate any...
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