Hi all, me again. My 73 brother with late stage FTD is now getting regular health issues as his immune system seems to be failing. Barely a week goes by without some health problem, recent ones in the last month being UTI, Kidney infection, gout and constipation. I spoke with the care agency who supply his daily care and we have upped his care to two visits a day which we started initially because he needed a twice daily antibiotic and we know he won't take meds voluntarily and will throw them away. The care agency think, that as his home is not really well laid out for him ie only bathroom/toilet being upstairs along with the fact that he spends nearly all his time apart downstairs apart from the odd hour in bed once a day and that I should maybe start thinking about a care home for him. It's not drastically urgent but like me they are concerned at how fast his condition is moving. I only have Power of Attorney for his property and finance so I can't just send him into care. They said I should seek a Mental Capacity Assessment from Social Services or the doctor. Doctor told me to talk to Dementia Care Team, who passed me onto Social Services, whose policy, they tell me, is to keep people in their homes and independent for as long as possible. That probably works for some people who have family to care for them but my brother lives alone and won't wear an alarm. Social Services told me on Friday that more can be done to keep him at home before he/I need to consider a care home. Have to say they were very swift to supply a commode and bed bottle Friday which was good but he refuses to use either and still keeps going up the stairs, very slowly. I think he would benefit from being in a home with 24 care and medical help on hand. However I worry that I'm just being selfish and wanting him in a care home because I can't be there to help him? I speak to him daily on the phone (I call him) and it's clear his condition is progressing very swiftly and he is losing control of his speech. Before too long he probably won't be able to use the phone to ring out if he's in trouble. He has stopped using his mobile, and doesn't recognise Doro one I bought him as being his own and ignores it. He has no other relatives and only a friend who visits him every few weeks for an hour or so. I may be wrong in thinking this but I'm sure if Social Service carry out the Mental Capacity Assessment, given what they've said so far, I doubt they'll recommend he goes into care yet. I'm told care homes will carry out the same assessment before admitting anyone in their homes. Interested to know if anyone can advise what to do for the best re a care home?