Hello Please help me. Dad is in hospital, has been for the last week. Medically fit but being held because they have decided it’s best that he goes into a ‘secure unit’. I believe a SW is currently finding this ‘secure unit’, where he will stay as a trial for 6 weeks. I feel as though once he’s in, he won’t be coming back out. He eats, washes and self medicates with light support from family members and doesn’t fall etc. He was brought home by police last week for going back to his old home and police were called by family as he was ‘missing’ for 8 hours. This is the first time. He has dementia but has capacity at the minute. We haven’t been told otherwise. Can he really be forced into a home? I don’t feel as though he’s that bad at the minute to be forced into a home. Does anyone know where we stand as a family with refusing the home?