Hi My mum has Alzheimers and epilepsy... recently she has had 2 epileptic seizures. These have had a serious effect on her mobility and cognition, speeding up her decline. She is currently in hospital and we have been waiting for the social services to come up with a care package that will meet the new care needs of our mum but they seem to be failing to recognise the seriousness of her decline. Before this decline mum was living in her own flat and receiving care visits 3 times a day, each visit lasting 2 - 3 hours. Mum needs help with washing, dressing, preparing food, shopping, house work. Her mobility is very poor, she needs to use a zimmer frame in her flat, she cannot leave the flat on her own as it is up 2 flights of stairs, she is continent but needs help using the toilet, outside the flat she uses a wheel chair. My family and I believe she needs to move to a residential care home. She is too isolated and reliant on carers for everything, her quality of life is so poor, she sits in a chair all day too scared to go down the stairs for fear of falling. She no longer enjoys the television, radio or books as her understanding of these things has disappeared Her only joy is when her family visits, which we try to do every day. I'd like her to have activities and company plus someone on hand to help her avoid falling so frequently. She has no money or assets. How can I get the council to contribute to the cost of a care home? At present they are only suggesting sheltered accommodation but that won't improve her wellbeing that much, she will still be isolated.