i get very distressed because my husband who is not mobile and is hoisted for everything manages to slide himself on to the floor ten or more times a day in his nursing home and it breaks my heart to go in and find him on the floor. He says it is an irresistible urge. He hasn’t hurt himself. The nursing home says he is choosing to do this and is aware of his choice and the risks. He may be bored and frustrated or it may be because it is the only thing in his control. A carer asked me how I feel about him staying down if it’s what he wants. They do get him up with the hoist but he is often down as soon as they leave him for a few minutes. They put a crash mattress and alarm mat by the bed at night. Has anyone else had this experience?