I am feeling a bit stressed and alarmed by some news from my father regarding my mother. He left a message on my answering machine late this evening and has now gone to bed - as ever u think "why did I bother listening to that message as it is now stressing me out..." My mother who has advanced AD (but can feed and toilet/dress herself) has recently broken her hip after a fall at home. She has had a week in hospital and then was discharged to a care home for 8 weeks convalescence. 5 days into the care home period the home (which I believe is one that is registered/specialised for dealing with AD as that is why she went there as opposed to a nonAD place) has declared it can't look after her after some incidents to do with annoying other patients (many of which have AD) - My dad was not clear as to what these were in his message but he sounded terribly down. She has now been transferred (and my Dad told after the fact) to the local Mental Health unit for assessment for I believe 2-3 weeks. I suppose I feel annoyed that a home can make such a quick assessment on someone after only 5 days when it is meant to be able to look after such people. Some questions that I have are : What exactly happens during an assessment period in a mental health unit? My mother is primarily trying to recover from a physical accident which has obviously upset her confidence and nodoubt her mental state. will any assessment be valid if she then makes a greater physical and mental recovery? Is she likely to stay there for the full duration of convalescene or do they punt them out again after a few weeks? If a home has ejected someone is it unlikely she could go back? I am so worried about my Dad as he has upheaval after upheaval during the 12 days or so since she had the fall. Surely all this shifting her around is exacerbating any AD related issues? Any advice greatfully recevied.