New to the forum, and this may sound like a daft question but .... dad sadly had to move to a nursing home last Feb after a chest infection in Oct hospitalised him for three months and had devastating effect on his Alzheimer's. He hasn't walked, talked clearly since. Anyway, last Thursday he became poorly. Slept all day and only ate breakfast. Nursing home didn't seem overly concerned as he had no temperature but a slight 'rattle' on his throat. Eventually a dr visited dad and prescribed oral antibiotics but it appeared more as a precaution than anything. He basically hasn't eaten more than two bowls of soup since then (now Mon, 5 days later), with fluids being poured into his mouth, and he's slept with only momentary awake times. Still the nursing home are unconcerned but surely he should be perking up by now, if he's going to? Would they be able to advise and know when his life is fading away? I just don't know what to expect. An added complication is that my sister is in Greece until Thursday (3 days time) and as yet I haven't bothered her about dad's current health but should I be getting her home? I asked the nursing home directly and they didn't think I needed to contact her. What a responsibility on my shoulders if I get this wrong. Any help or advice would be gratefully received.