My sister got this call on a Thursday 2/12/15 out the blue. Ended up having to send my wife up to Mom (in Jamison, PA) as my sister could find anyone to stay with Mom that quickly. (My sister is in major "caregiver burn out" so every reaction is on a hair trigger and in panic mode.) Problem is that my sister is the Health care Proxy. I'm not sure the doctor didn't violate some HIPA rules here. My wife has been trying to get a sense of what Mom really needs and we're starting to disagree with the doctor's "prognosis". Not sure what moves to make from here, although we were already starting to look for assisted living facilities in the Northern VA area to bring Mom closer to us. It's primarily an issue of what meets Mom's finances and whether we're talking assisted living or are we really looking at a nursing home. Don't know who makes that call.