She becomes agitated and wants to go home (she’s lived in her present home for 45 years)...trying to get out doors sometimes even attempting to break the glass or hit the caregiver. During these times she has energy that can keep her going for 24hours without any sleep. Her physician has prescribed Ativan and she’s been taking it for several years now. It doesn’t seem to help relax her. I’ve asked for more medication and her doctor does not think that would be a good idea. Her physician is concerned about falling.
My question is what would be the next step...change caregivers, skilled nursing facility???