My 83 year old mother had a massive stroke
on the right side of her brain in
August, 1988. After 6 weeks rehabilitation at Edwin Shaw Hospital, she was released to a skilled nursing unit in a nursing home. The first week she did great. Although partially paralyzed on her left side, she could stand and walk with maximum assistance. She could move her left shoulder, pull her left arm back and lift her left leg; her speech and swallowing improved as well as her ability to focus.