Hi, my mum had an episode last weekend which landed her in hospital. She has cognitive impairment, but has never been 'officially' diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's. She lost her speech for a short period of time, and since going to hospital has been very confused, including having hallucinations. Up until this time, my mum (while having 'gaps' in her memory and a bit of confusion) was able to manage in her own home, doing her own washing, ironing and some cleaning. We prepared the main meals and ate with her several times a week. She is now deemed 'medically fit for discharge', so Social Services abruptly told us that we would need to come to a decision as a family within 1-2 days about getting her home. OT recommends 24/7 care, including help with toileting, personal care, supervision with transfers, and hand-held walking. We haven't even seen her consultant yet. So we told the SW that we wouldn't be making any decision until we had more information and some kind of prognosis (as far as its possible to give one). Anyone else in a similar situation? Is 24/7 care at home viable - my husband and I both work full-time and my job involves a lot of travel. Any help/comments welcome.