Have not posted for a while but have been watching the boards most days. I thought everything was settling down but again I'm wrong. My dad is 86 and been happily in an assessment centre for 6 months, we knew this wasn't forever but he was moved very suddenly to a nursing home on the 27th December. We were caught unawares and the decision was made without us attending the meeting as both my husband and I were unable to get time off work at short notice. anyway after just one day I receieved a phone call to say he had refused to eat or drink and if this continued he would be hospitalised and he had collapsed clutching his chest but when an ambulance was called he quickly recovered. Today i received a phone call from NH to say he had been aggressive to both staff and patients, giving a carer a black eye and grabbing another by the wrists and marking her arm. This is from a very frail man who has never been violent in his life. They said they were refusing to care for him and he had been sent back to the assessment centre.The staff there could not believe this behaviour from such a gentle man and are launching an enquiry. I was just wondering what comes next. who will take him now and what sort of home should we hold out for as this move must be permanent as he has suffered enough and we want him to have the care he deserves.Also surely this means he is entitled to some nursing care allowance as previously SS said he has only social care needs. Can anyone out there please give us some advice?