Nursing Home Often Only Option for Single Men After Stroke

People who didn’t have a caregiver were 70 percent more likely to be sent to nursing home care within a year of their stroke.

It’s a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home for the remainder of his life.

New research shows that male seniors who find themselves in this situation have triple the odds of being sent to a nursing home within five years of their attack, compared to men with a caregiver. A similar risk wasn’t seen for women.

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