My mum lived with me and my husband until she was taken to hospital with pneumonia. She made a full recovery and within 5 days was ready for discharge. Unfortunately the illness had a dramatic effect on her dimentia and we wouldn't have been able to cope with her loss of toile ting skills, especially as I work part time and she's in the care of my husband. Hospital agreed to transfer to local community hospital for some rehab to see if skills could be re learnt back to before pneumonia so she could come back to us. They've said this not going to happen and we now need to find a care home for her. We have no funds so will be LA funded. Of the only two local LA funded homes there are no vacancies and she has now been in community hospital for four weeks. She's not happy and just sits and waits all day. No activities or stimulation as its a hospital. I think that LA should pay the additional rate for a private bed in local care home until a LA bed becomes available rather than leaving her sitting in hospital. Does anyone know what my rights are in this and whether this is a reasonable request. If it is who should I make the request to, head of adult social services perhaps? Sorry this is rather rambling but thanks for any help or advice.