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help after a stroke

Post by sarahc » Mon 30 Mar 2015 17:41

My Dad lives near Perpignan and is in hospital after a stroke. Can anyone help with what sort of support I might be able to arrange when he gets out? I am also thinking of arranging for a daily visit from either a nurse or housekeeper, so any leads would be gratefully received. He is English and his french isn't great.

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Post by Kate » Mon 30 Mar 2015 20:07

I know it's not the same thing but my advice would be to contact Penny Parkinson, president of CSF as she lives in the P-O and knows all the ins and out of hospitals, help groups and what's available for cancer sufferers, so will be able to point you in the right direction medically. She's also a rather lovely lady which helps!
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/CSF-AG ... couser-and
Bon courage

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Post by Helen » Tue 31 Mar 2015 01:45

Hi Sarah, it must be a worrying time for you. As Kate says, ' Courage'.

I'm afraid I can't help much - although if your father is within the French heath system, I suspect there will a range of support available, depending on the extent of his stroke. (My elderly neighbour who lives alone, received weeks of rehab in a convalescent home after a knee replacement and continues to be supported now she's home).

In terms of where to look for support I found this link on the internet. Although it's about support for Dementia, it has some useful leads for you to follow up depending on how much help you think your Dad will need.
http://www.connexionfrance.com/the-sta ... wPost.aspx

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Post by sue and paul » Tue 31 Mar 2015 10:52

Have sent you a pm sarahc

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Post by tia » Tue 28 Apr 2015 09:40

hi , just seen this. If your father is in perpignan hospital ( not one of the clinics) then ask to see the social worker there, she is very good and helpful.

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