I need to explain a little background first: My father is 90 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia a couple of years ago. He was living at home with his partner until May this year when he had a bad fall that resulted in a broken arm. He spent some time in hospital and was released in July to a nursing home with the bulk of his care fees covered by the local authority. He was very agitated at the beginning and was granted 1 to 1 care by the Council but this was withdrawn after only 2 weeks. We became increasingly unhappy with the standard of care at the nursing home and our fears were proved correct when he had three falls in the space of four days. The last of these resulted in a broken pelvic bone so he was returned to hospital where he has remained since last month. The nursing home did not want to take him back and we did not want him to return there. The problem now is that the Council says it is unable to find a nursing home willing to take him as they say they are unable to meet the needs detailed in his care assessment. Furthermore, any home needs to be as close as possible to his partner, whom he dotes on, and who has limited mobility. Has anyone has any problems similar to this before? How were they resolved? Are we, as his family, able to refuse any home with which we would rather not place him in.