Hi all, have had to make a decision this week. Do I agree to place Lionel in long term care, or try, once again, with a bigger home care package, to keep him at home for a little longer. Roller coaster of a week, and not much forthcoming on the care package side.!!! Breakthrough today, a local (5 miles away) care home agreeing to get registration to accept Lionel (under 65). O.K. so it does not tick all the boxes, but it feels right. I will be able to visit daily, bring him home for lunch on good days, or wheel him to look at the sea on days I cannot get him into the car. I feel so much calmer tonight. Am soooooo looking forward to bringing him home tomorrow, as promised. Then we can look to the future. It will still be hard, but I am optimistic. Please keep fingers crossed for me. Regards to all, Connie ps I feel I can manage the obstacles as they crop up this coming week, as I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. I would never just abandon Lionel, and do feel that this could be the best way forward for both of us, bearing in mind his increased mobility and spacial problems.