You hear so much on this site about CHs and the fear and dread of going into one I thought I'd share a little story about my Mum's CH. I got a call yesterday from my Mum's care home about the fact that she would only sit down for a few minutes at lunch and then wonder off before her meal was served and that she didn't like puddings. Her weight was falling and she didn't have enough energy. Anyway they have found a solution to the problem. As soon as she sits down they put a plate of food in front of her which she eats and then instead of a pudding she has another main course which she is eating. She has started to put on the lost weight and is staying awake longer during the day. They have obviously thought this through and found a solution specially for Mum. I feel she is much better eating in the dining room at a table with her friends. I just wanted to say Care homes are not always something to be feared.