need advice as to what next for my mum. After being cared for at home by my father for several years, my mother has been taken into hospital three weeks ago after falling twice in one day. She has advanced AD. She is unable to return home as my father is not physically able to lift her if she falls again and to be honest he is pretty tired after caring for her for so long. So far we have hardly been approached about the next step. We know it will be a care home and self funding although my father is reluctant to accept that (the funding bit as he says he has paid all his life - but thats another issue!). The hospital promised us a list of local care homes but still haven't supplied it. We are visiting her everyday but seem to be in limbo. we know we will have to find somewhere but is it normal procedure to be so abandoned? to just get on with it yourselves?