We live about five minutes away from our loved one (90 years old with dementia). Lately, she has been getting out of bed and wandering outside around the early morning hours (midnight, 3 AM, etc.). Luckily, the apartment building she lives in has security guards that notice her and bring her back home. We visit her several times a day (as she needs us to come by to give her medicine and cook her meals) so we have the key to her place.
My question is: what can I do prevent her from wandering out at night? She lives in a rented apartment so I don't think we can start drilling locks into the door frames. I'd like some sort of system where it can lock or jam the door if she tries to open it from the inside but allows us to disable it from the outside or at least come in easily when we do need to visit.
We've tried the monitoring technology but she doesn't like wearing anything on her wrist or on her neck and ends up taking it off herself. Besides, monitoring technology only tells us that she's been wandering but doesn't prevent her from doing so.
Does anyone have any suggestions?