Hello everyone - I am new to the forum and hope that I will be able to offer and receive support and information at this very difficult time. My lovely Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease and vascular dementia in 2009 and was able to continue living in her own home with the support of home carers and the family until late in 2010 when she fell backwards down the stairs and after a long stay in hospital moved into a lovely local residential care home who care for those with dementia where she is still living to this day. She has been totally self funding since moving there. Her condition has deteriorated over the past 4 years to a point now that she is unable to walk or stand and has to be hoisted, she has to be bathed and dressed, changed and fed by carers and doesn't speak except for the occasional odd word or two. It appears that she now doesn't recognise family members when they visit but we do always get a smile so.... who knows really ? A recent and long awaited continuing care assessment was carried out many months ago - the result of which was that she is not eligible for continuing healthcare but is eligible for NHS-funded nursing care. However, we have been told that to receive this funding she has to move from the residential care home she has lived in for over 4 years to a nursing home even though the residential home have been caring for all her needs very well and to our high standard of satisfaction. My questions are - can Mum be made to move to receive this funding as we feel the move alone after being in one familiar place for over 4 years will kill her ? Is it worth appealing and challenging the 'powers that be'? Any opinions and information will be gratefully received. Thank you.