After 121 days in rehab, my mother came home today.
Mom has come a long way since her first day in rehab after her stroke when she couldn’t even sit up in bed unassisted. She can now move both her legs freely, is able to stand up and transfer from wheelchair to bed or car or commode (and give hugs!), and even walked up the back steps into the house today, which was rather a workout for her. She is going to get a walker tomorrow that she will use most of the time to get around in the house, while keeping the wheelchair for extended trips out of the house.
Like the transition from hospital to skilled nursing facility and from skilled nursing facility to in-patient rehab, this transition to home has been challenging, but of course, the first day is the hardest. Everything should get easier from here on out.