Much to my surprise my mum has qualified into continuing health care funding when she was assessed in hospital just before discharge. We placed her in an Alzheimers specialist care home rather than a nursing home, partly because that was the only one with vacancies that we liked and partly because they were the only ones who felt they could cope with her challenging wandering and falls risk. None of the nursing homes wanted to know. The lady who phoned me said that continuing care was only provided to nursing homes and not if she is in a 'residential home'. Is this the case? Do I have to find a nursing home and move her to get the funding, or was the lady wrong?