Dad has been in hospital fo 10 days after a fall, he then became very poorly with pneumonia. He is 90 and has vascular dementia but prior to hospital admission wasn’t to bad could make his own lunch and cook a ready meal for tea and was mobile around the house. His mobility has greatly been affected also his memory the hospital rang today to say he was medically fit and could return home. He lives alone and had a morning and night carer call. I raised my concerns and said I wasn’t able to take him home till Sunday due to work commitments, there is only me no other family. On visiting the hospital I found dad to have a catheter and the nursing staff telling me he hasn’t passed urine for 24 hours nor emptied his bowel. He has had an enema. The nurse checked his notes and said she didn’t think he was ready for discharge as he couldn’t take himself to the loo and they would need to get OT back to see him. The social worker from the discharge team says there is no reason for him to stay in hospital. Any advise is welcome I’m not sure how he will cope home alone even if we increase his care package to 4 times a day because toileting seems to be a big issue as well as mobility and I need to work to pay my bills.