Hi my mum has dementia age related macular degeneration and arthritic knees. She was taken into hospital 6 weeks ago with pancreatitis - that's is cleared up but since then she has got several infections and reduced kidney function. She is now fit for discharge although she needs time to build her strength up and the social worker says she cant go back to her sheltered housing flat with carers as there not enough care, so then they decided that she would be be sent to a local hospital for rehab as her mobility is reduced and she's weakened, but they turned her down as they thought her rehab potential was poor, so the next place was an frail elderly ward at the local hospital, that was declined because she isn't now medically sick. The latest thing is for her to be assessed by the hospital social work team with a view to a spell of respite nursing in a carehome before deciding what mums needs are next. Even the discharge coordinator says she doesn't know what to do with my mum So six weeks after admission and going into her 7th week my mum is still in hospital and the way things are going I can't see when she'll be out of hospital I keep ringing up the discharge coordinator, speaking to doctors, speaking to the social work team. I try to see her every day despite it being being a 100 mile round trip and I keep an eye on things. I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall. The social work team seem to be experts in fobbing off. The referral to them was made Tuesday and she was allocated to a social worker by Wednesday, they say they respond in 3 days and today, Friday when I rang up to check on progress, they'd hadn't done anything and when I said when will you see my mum I they didn't know. I'm fed up, I'm tearing my hair out. My mum is confused and disorientated, she's getting losing her ability to do things for herself. The nurses and auxiliary nurses like her and are great with her. What can I do ??