My dad has moderate AD and a basic LA care package. He was a hit by a car a couple of weeks ago (not his fault, speeding driver). His main injury was a badly broken leg. He has had an operation on it to put a rod in the leg. He has been up walking a little bit with the physio in hospital and is doing well. BUT : He needs one to one supervision in hospital as he keep forgetting he has broke his leg and trying to get up. I have threatened a complaint if he falls so after quite a bit of fuss,the ward has an extra member of staff on each shift to sit with him or at least be in his bay at all times. Being in the unfamiliar setting of the hospital ( and possibly the pain killers) are making him much more confused than usual. I am keen to get him home asap as I worry he will become institutionalized I would imagine if he did not have AD they would be looking at discharging someone with the type of injury soon (the last lot of staples came out today). I dont really want him to transfer to a rehab unit as he is already been in 2 hospitals, which is obviously not helping with his confusion. Do you think there is any possibility of me getting round the clock monitoring to stop him falling at home? I know as I write it sounds extravagant. But my thinking is the ward is needing to pay an extra member of staff to come in and sit with him now so would it really make any difference to the NHS if they instead paid for a care assistant to sit with him at home? Any thoughts ??