I cared for her for 2 years and did not have problems with her wandering or trying to escape. They say she goes into the rooms of the other residents and takes things. She also hides in the closet and pulled the clothes and hanger pole down on herself. She tried to escape out the window. She disturbs all the residents talking all the time and telling crazy stories. My mom at 90 is very active and is in excellent health with the exception of her mind. They want me to put her in a psychiatric program at a hospital and say if she can be managed by meds they will let her stay there. What do I do.
Wandering can happen at a drop of a hat, as you know dementia doesn't remain on the same level month after month. I know I was surprised when the Staff at my Dad's Independent Living facility said it was time for me to move him over to their Memory Care section.
Yes, I have heard where the right combination of meds would help your Mom to calm down, but it takes a lot of trial and error to find the right mix. You could give that a try and if it works, then Mom can return to the Group Home. As we all know what your Mom is doing plus the story telling isn't her fault, it's the darn disease.