My father just had a stroke a couple of days ago, and I am really worried about him. He wants to go back home as soon as he can, and is really ready to get out of the hospital. But anyway, he is still going through tests and it is not likely that he will get out of the hospital this week. Anyway, I am checking into senior home care in Queens because I no longer feel safe with him living alone in his house, and he seems pretty determined to go back to living alone once he is cleared to go home from the hospital.
I guess I can’t stop him, but I can help to make sure that his health is in better hands by hiring him home care. He really needs it, to be honest, and I have thought about it before. But it was not until he had this stroke that I really realized that it needed to be done, and there was no way around it. It is either that, or I would have to move in with him, and I do not think that would go over very well for a lot of reasons.
The main reason just being that I do not have enough time to take care of him, and I have my own kids to raise. So I think the best option would be to hire someone else to help to take care of him, and to make sure that he does not have another stroke or something like that, where he needs to have immediate access to medical attention. We are lucky that he was with friends when he had the stroke, because I don’t know what would have happened otherwise. I do not want to think about that though at all.