After several weeks in a psychiatric ward my Mum is being prepared for discharge. Despite my earlier miss-givings and dread of her going into the ward I have to say that the new medicines they have tried her on do seem to have reduced her anxiety to a point where I can visit without fearing a constant march around the place while Mum tries to find a way out. And then the tears and pleading for me to take her with me when it is time for me to go. She is still very confused and her memory is limited but on the whole she does have more peace, and so (selfishly) do I. Now, however, is the next difficult stage of finding a suitable residential home that we can afford albeit through top ups, that is clean, comfortable and caring. Where does one begin? Then there is the renewed challenge of settling in. If anyone has any experience of this I'd be pleased to hear from you.