My mother is going too look at a care home which has been recommended to her. It will be about 11 miles from their home to the care residence. Unfortunately, there isn't one closer which is (a) recommendable and (b) suitable for Alzheimers patients. I, as their son, am worried that the travel distance will be too much for my mother as she doesn't drive, has diabetes and various other minor arthritic ailments. I know she will want to visit as much as possible (every day perhaps) but I just wonder about this and a few other things. Will the care home recommend that in the early stages of settlement my mother (or I for that matter) doesn't visit as regular as we might want to in case my father wants to come home with her? My mother doesn't want me to go with her when she goes to view the home but instead wants to go with her 'social worker'. I have transport but I will be only able to visit my dad at weekends as I work during the week. At least now I can go and see him at home (five miles away) any night of the week.