I think it would help for my aunt to have a phone in her room in the nursing home so she could call me. But she has pretty severe dementia. She now keeps trying to leave the home. They call me which is just fine with me and I can talk her down. She asks for a phone to call me but she doesn't have the ability to make the call. I don't know what to do. I think if I put a phone in the room she will misdial all sorts of people or call 911. I can't visit her every day because I am not well myself--I go at least one to 2 times a week. The nursing home is ok with calling me and handing her a phone to talk a bit whenever this happens which is about once a week. If I get her a cell phone it will be lost and she won't be able to figure it out anyway. Is there anything else I can do or is this just the new normal and we slug it through.