I am the daughter in law, but doing all of the research. My FIL was placed into a retirement home and doing wonderful, happy as can be. My MIL had to go to a geriatric care unit first to get her meds leveled out before she goes to the retirement home that my FIL is in. My MIL is an animal hoarder, has dementia, and the house basically needs to be condemed, but until her Dx, we could not get her out of the house. My husband did last weekend, and she has been in the care unit for a week, but as of today they have her drugged because she keeps trying to leave to get to "her dogs". The social worker in the unit, keeps "changing the subject" when she brings up the dogs (which she will never see again, as well as never go back to her home). Am I right to say that she should be told what has happened with the dogs (given to a rescue) and she is not going home, (in a nice way) then deal with her reaction to that as opposed to not dealing with what is really going on and drugging her and confining her to a wheelchair so she doesn't try to break out and set off the alarms.