So after a severe episode of agitation and aggression Mum has been in hospital for the past four weeks. Risperidone has calmed her agitation but she is no longer very mobile and the time has come for a nursing home. I have identified a home I feel comfortable with but although it is registered with the LA it dies not appear on the list of homes available for the 28 day funded care while awairing CHC assessment. Visited the only two nursing homes on list with good rating yesterday and was not keen on either - in one the lounge was a semi basement. Personally I think Mum is unlikely to receive CHC funding as she has no underlying health issues and the behavioural issues have now calmed. Mum has been and would be self funding for some time - particularly once her bungalow is sold. My instinct at the moment is to go for the self funding option but are there any pitfalls I should be aware for the future.