Hi, my 80+ mum has vascular dementia & collapsed before Christmas resulting with a broken arm and she was admitted to hospital with this and a serious UTI. Whilst in hospital she contracted hospital acquired pneumonia. I am pleased to say her chest infection and UTI have cleared up apparently but she is unable to keep her arm in silly sling provided which adds to her pain. She also now has very painful mouth condition which means she is having difficulty eating and swallowing anything and is very weak and can't stand on her legs. I would like to mention here that although know one wants their loved ones in hospital any longer than absolutely essential it appears to me that some staff will do almost anything to get our loved ones discharged regardless of whether they are ' medically fit' enough or not, I am just wondering if other carers may have experienced similar feelings? She is being transferred to a intermediate nursing home and I just hope she gets enough essential care. Anybody with any tips I would be very grateful.