My father-in-law was put in Assisted Living (because he is clever and manipulative and scored too high for Memory Care placement at the large, multi-section care facility) nearly a year ago, but his dementia has progressed so badly that he keeps leaving the grounds (no big gate to keep him in, staff can’t legally “lay hands on him”) and admin says, if he leaves one more time, they won’t let him back in because he’s endangering the others living there because they’re supposed to follow the state “stay home” order during the pandemic. We CANNOT bring him home - he is a danger to himself and the family; he’s threatened all of us and has awful delusions, but he manages to convince everyone he meets that he’s a “poor victim of his family who’s supposed to care for him” He’s been legally declared “incapacitated” and my husband is his financial and medical guardian. We love him, but we are tearing our hair out - what can we legally do to get him into locked care? We’ve been told by the magistrate that police can’t take him to a psychiatric facility for evaluation, even though they’ve had to pick him up from wandering down a busy street 3x in the last 5 days. We tried to hire sitters to stay with him, but despite his walker, he’s 6’ tall and still strong - it would become a physical battle that none of them are willing to engage in. We are desperate!