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Moved Mom to AL in Nov. She has episodes where she thinks she is elsewhere, in her home. Becomes agitated when told she is in AL now. I'm afraid if she goes to old home, I won't get her back to AL! She needs lots of help, and her care level has increased since being in AL Has Parkinson, and forgetful, often cannot be convinced AL is best for her. Never wanted to leave home in first place, but told her it was for the winter. Now she believes Spring is near and she can go back home.

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Mthr had hoarded her home so badly that she could crawl in the front door when we rescued her. Still, once she recovered and realized she was not "home," she wanted to go back. We've had the house demolished, but we are not about to admit that. We've told her that her handy man has been taking his sweet time to fix the leak in the roof and doc says she can't go back til it's fixed.

Then she wanted to move back to *her* mother's house - that her mother moved out of in late 70's and mthr also hoarded. We told her that the water and power had been turned off when the house caught on fire in the 80's (true) but she did not remember any of this. This told us that it was not about actually living there, it was the state of mind of youth she was after. Sadly, it does not work.
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I brought my mom pictures too, that reassured her the home was being taken care of well. She actually did not want to visit. Maybe on some level she knew she was not going back...she had been saying she would go back when she could walk, though the real problem was her cognition, and I had a fantasy she could go back in a wheelchair with a lot of home health support. Both unrealistic ideas...I guess I was lucky she did not want to go and see how it would have been in a wheelchair (she had even yelled at me for moving things around a little to make it possible, which I had foolish,y told her about :-)
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I had to take my Dad back to Ohio..he's in his own mind and is quick to let me know that I'm only his POA, not his boss. My husband and my brother who he's living with now tried in vain to talk him out of going but there was no way of stopping him. I made him get a good bill of health from his doctor (which he did, although he has diabetes and conjestive heart failure). So I took him...

IT WAS A BAD IDEA! He was there three days and fell ill, having to be hospitalized for edema and excessive fluid retention. One good thing though...4 days in the hospital made him more then ready to head back from to Texas as soon as we could.

So no, don't take her if you can avoid it.
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Really bad idea. Tell her, let's check with the doctor about that.
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Taking her back to the house to visit, or drive by, visit the old neighbors, etc is an absolutely terrible idea. If you must, put some pictures of the place in an album for her and then when she loses the pictures, don't go out of your way to find them.
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Since you live in Wisconsin, your winter will keep on going for some time, as you know. It would be just too cold to go out, plus the home probably has been winterized, thus no heat. Keep using cold weather as an excuse. Hopefully by the time the last snow flake disappears, that your Mom will stop thinking about wanting to see her former home one last time. And the home would have sold.
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I warned sis not to take mom back to the house, especially since we were cleaning it out. She brought her anyway. The result was an emotional avalanche of sobbing and obsession that went on for days. Mom wanted a list of what relative got which piece of furniture, just to know it was staying in the family. We gave her a list to calm her down. Mom then proceeded to call every one of them to demand the return of her furniture and insisted she was going back home. So I will give you the same advice; don't take her back there. There is an excellent chance she will park on a chair and refuse to leave.
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Yes, bad idea. Don't do it! Why make her more sad/agitated over what she's lost? Try to divert her attention when she gets going on it.
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