Re: Left side paralysis and a nursing home fate
I sure can relate to your, "...never in a million years...." That's how I feel about the fate of my sibling and his strokes. However, that also gave me the strength to fight my stroke.
You are so correct about the demoralizing effect of institutions. But your father has his mind which so, so huge. You can work with him. So maybe he can come home with some help, some accommodations. He will continue to improve much better if he can do some things for himself. The spouse who is left alone has a much harder time. But when there is a spouse who is well enough, there are more possibilities. Just some thoughts to consider.