As many of you know, my dad spent some time in the hospital last week and was released to go to assisted living, not home. He cannot be by himself anymore. We had care coming to his house for 6 hours per day, 7 days a week before the hospitalization. It was about $6000 per month. He insists he is walking out of assisted living on Friday. And I know he will although I don't know how he is getting home. The facility he is in is wonderful and he actually seems to like it but is treating it more like a vacation. Full time in-home care would be over $20,000 per month. That's just not in the plans. And even at that, there are many other things wrong with the in-home scenario and having full time care would not fix them (i.e. he refuses to allow med management, he won't eat properly, refuses bathing, no socialization, lives on a busy street with no sidewalks--going for walks is dangerous, etc - he has way too much control for making unsafe decisions in his house). I am his guardian and we have sent the paperwork to the court for the move so I guess the final decision will be with the judge (dad will contest and we will have a hearing) but I'm not sure how to keep him there between now and then. I need to give the facility 30 days notice if he is going home or he's out over $6000-$7000. I could refuse to allow any in-home care since he's already paying for assisted living but then I'll be in trouble.