I know there are a couple of continuing care threads running at the moment but as we are in Scotland I understand different rules apply so I didn't want to complicate things by adding to either of them. Our situation is that my MIL is now in her 4th week in an EMI NH following an initial 2 week emergency respite placement. The respite came about as home care was withdrawn due to my MIL allegedly striking a carer (we had been informed that she had been aggressive towards home carers previously). Thankfully we managed to arrange the respite in the NH that we had already selected as being the most suitable for my MIL and had taken her to see it so actually the move was not as traumatic as it could have been. My MIL has actually settled pretty well although visits are always a bit traumatic especially when we leave. Since my MIL has been in the NH the only contact we have had with her SW has been a bundle of forms sent to my husband to assess my MIL's financial situation. The NH told us at the end of last week that there should be an assessment of my MIL's needs by her SW before my MIL can be considered a permanent resident. We are assuming that we will be involved in this as my MIL's only relatives but have not heard anything so far. Wondered if this was unusual and if we should be pushing things along? The respite status is a nuisance as it means that medications etc still come through my MIL old GP surgery. Also no-one has ever mentioned NHS continuing care to us and the 2 recent threads on the subject got me thinking this afternoon. We were told early on that my MIL would be self funding because she owned her own house. We wondered if NHS funding should automatically be considered or whether we would have to apply somehow. There seems very little information available after spending this afternoon looking online. Came across this document http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/cel2008_06.pdf The criteria in Section 4 seem a lot less precise than the English equivalent but presumably the funding is equally elusive. I know the chances of my MIL receiving NHS funding are likely to be slim but it doesn't seem right that in her circumstances (vascular dementia diagnosed 2 years ago at 62 and in the NH's view in need of EMI care) that it is not even considered. Wondered if anyone has any experience of how the system works in Scotland. Thanks everyone.