Mum has recently been moved to the local community hospital for assessment and rehabilitation. She is probably one of the most "healthy" in there, but I have been horrified at the lack of care and compassion shown by the staff. No-one has time to spend with her and she has nothing to occupy her time. Although there is a dayroom, she hasn't been asked if she would like to be taken there in her wheelchair. So she just slumps in the chair all day, with no-one to talk to as the other patients on her bay are all very ill and bedridden. Her hair hasn't been washed in the 2 weeks that she has been in hospital and her fingernails desperately need cutting. I was visiting yesterday evening and at 6pm, the nurse wanted everyone in bed. Mum wasn't asked if she would like a wash first, or whether she needed to use the toilet. So she would have gone to bed worrying about having an accident in the bed. She was obviously frightened and she was then left lying on her back, when at home she always sleeps on her one side, due to her arthritis. I wonder is this the standard of care now provided to elderly patients, or should I be complaining ? Surely her long fingernaisl are a health risk - (she won't let me cut them as she says its not allowed ) I so want to take her out of there and back to her family, and see if the assessment can be done at home.