I moved my grandmother from Oklahome to Texas. This is a long story, so I'll try to keep it relatively short here. It took a couple of years though. We were on a waiting list here in Texas, to have her closer to us. She lived in OK all her life, but had no family there that could tend to her. She was in a AD facility in OK, but when evaluated for the nursing home here in Texas, they put her on the regular floor as she was better off there. Never had to worry about her wondering off or anything like with most AD patients. Lord, the stories I could tell. It was a fight, and took constant phone calls regularly to push it through. A nursing home can pick & choose their people. No 2 homes will evaluate the same person the same way. In the facility in OK, she was "locked up" in the AD unit where as in Texas she was on the regular floor. It takes persistence and phone calls, sometimes daily. This was the only nursing home in Texas that accepted her. It was still about 2 hours away, but that beat being in another state. It wasn't the best facility, but any facility is better when they see your face weekly and know that you watch EVERYTHING, and keep track of everything. Again, I could tell some stories. Feel free to ask me anything, I have experienced it all, from the behavioral problems, to nursing home abuse, etc. Don't know if I've really helped much here, but just don't feel alone - and don't give up. Your grandmother depends on you now, and she can't have you give up on her.