ssume the following series of events occurs next week:
You receive a call on your cell phone from a medical care provider that a parent (or a spouse) has had a major stroke and is in your local community hospital's emergency room.
It appears that your parent or spouse will be admitted to the hospital for at least one week, and decisions have to be made by you and your family members on how to care for this individual.
What would be your role in providing care for this parent or spouse? Is there someone in your household that could care for this individual, and if so, what care would be provided and for how many hours a week? Would the care be paid or unpaid?
What types of planning have you or your household done for an episode of this type, and would there be a financial impact on you and your household members?