Where can I find a stroke specialist to examine my mother in hospice care?

1 answer | Last updated: Nov 20, 2016
Rca asked...

How can I find a stroke specialist to examine my mother who is at home with hospice care? I live in the San Francisco Bay area.


Expert Answers

I would start by asking her doctors or medical team. It sounds like you're specifically looking for a specialist who does home visits (a rarity, indeed, but not unheard of.) Your mom's hospice team should know who does this in your area, and be able to make referrals. You can also check with a geriatric case manager (someone with experience in managing hospice care may be most helpful.) TheĀ Eldercare Locator is a good place for finding care managers. Finally, you can check with the local offices of the American Heart Association or the National Stroke Association (numbers can easily be found online; add San Francisco to your search) and ask for their advice. Best of luck.