We visited a few homes yesterday. After approaching the local authority homes we were really reassured of the quality of care that was to be given. On the flip side - they were all full! So, onto the private homes that Dads social worker put (pushed) us on to - the ones we saw were good, but there was talk of money - something that's in short supply as far as Mum and Dad are concerned. And an assessment - The SW wanted to get mums finances assessed and she has given them the relavent forms and bank statements etc. The hospital is pushing for discharge now, and we are trying to get this assessment through, although there is talk of going out of area....Mum can't travel for more than half an hour and that limits any distance realistically. There is little support from the SW and the Hospital in any area of discharge, we are not given information on what we can expect and to be honest have had to take measures to take over and do it ourselves! although we can't see the authority discharging Dad without somewhere to go, it reall seems that we're set adrift. We asked for a consultants meeting a way back - and had a meeting with the SW who was a little agressive and unreactive innher promises - the meeting never happened which really touches on "he's on his way through the door what do you want us to say?"