Called to speak to my mother today She is due to have yet another "assessment" tomorrow, this time with an IMCA. This is despite the decision being made at a best interest meeting that her family are representing her and an IMCA is not needed. anyway, when I called my mum today (4 times) I was told that she couldn't come to the phone because: She's having a shower On her bed and didn't have the energy to come to the phone On the toilet The cordless handset hadn't been charged up and so it wasn't possible to take my call into my mum's room. The carer (who is the best of the bunch and the only one I actually trust) said that she was in her room and had just had her antibiotics. News to me. I asked why she was on antibiotics. Apparently a chest infection since last week (he's not sure of exact time as he's been on leave) We've had absolutely no notification of this infection - although it's no surprise given the unsanitary and disgusting conditions my mum has been living in. I've emailed the social worker and told her that tomorrow's meeting cannot take place - my mum is ill, in bed and has no energy. I've had no reply back... Of course if they ask my mum tomorrow if she wants to leave the care home, she will say no, as she is exhausted. I think this is exactly what they want. Disgusted and galled at what care homes/social services get away with - I know I'm not alone in this and have had several messages on another forum, three were about this same care home. Even more worrying is the CQC report, which gives a "Good" rating for most of the categories.