Apologies for the delay. Benefits have been looked in to yes, and are being claimed.
It is more the situation that my Mum is quite old now, and caring for my father in addition to working a stressful job, she does not think she is up to the task any more.
There was a meeting on Friday between myself, my mum, the nursing team, and social services. The upshot is my Dad is being discharged on Thursday. He was given this cognitive test http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/mini-mental-state-examination-mmse and scored 27 out of 30. The consultant did not believe this was possible, so he retook it and got 29. However I have had a look at some of the questions and there is no way that my dad would have been able to answer them.
Based on the result of this test my dad is deemed competent and social services will not intervene.
There is a 'care package' being put into place, which consists of 4 visits per day, and hew will also be issued a 'call for help' device to alert carers if he is in difficulty.
My dad is not fit to be home, he falls regularly and cannot get up, is incontinent and has developed diabetes. My mum is no longer able to physically or mentally cope, especially as the deterioration in his health will make her job as carer even more difficult than it is now.
Can we get an independent capacity test done? And what would happen if he was deemed incapable to return home? Where would he go, who would pay for it etc etc.
Hoping you can help