My dad is 67, with progressing dementia. Currently hospitalized due to escalated behavior at home associated with anxiety and frustration. Couldn’t get the TV to work so he busted it, couldn’t turn deadbolt on door, so he took a hammer to it. We are now working on placement. Without current Medicaid coverage, difficult to find nursing home for placement because he doesn’t need PT or OT. I have contacted an assisted living facility that is affordable, but it is not a locked unit. They asked firsthand if he has problem with wandering. He hasn’t while he’s been at the hospital (goes out to smoke) but lived through a similar incident with my grandmother (his mother) where she basically walked out the door on the first days there and wandered off. How do you go about deciding which level of care is safe and would be a good fit? I don’t want to end up right back at hospital at square one. This is his third admit in two months after 2 failed attempts to go back home. He does pretty good in the hospital because it’s relatively stress free and safe to him. But if he encounters any difficulty, his anxiety escalates.