Hi Folks Just wondering what your experiences are with persuading people to go into respite care? My Mum is now getting dangerously tired & at her wits end dealing with Dad, I've been asked to attend a meeting next week with Social Services & the local Mental Health nurse in order to discuss Dad's situation and getting him into respite care. Dad is not so out of it that he doesn't know what's going on & it's going to be extremely difficult to persuade him that he needs to go into care for a week or so in order to give Mum a break. I know that it's going to break his heart to be told that he has to "go into a home"...How did you persuade someone that this was the best option - I wish he was a little more confused so that we could get away with telling him it was a hotel or something... From what Mum tells me, it would appear that this will be a test of whether he should be sectioned or not - as the care team will do this if he doesn't go willingly. I'm torn between Dad and supporting Mum, this is such an evil pernicious disease.