J1 Visa Home rule Applicability

I am currernly on H1B and my to be spouse was on J1 visa for a year but she returned to India midway does the 2year home rule still applies to her, its been 7 months since she has departed as she did not complete her training asuming her employer informed SEVIS accordingly . What would be the applicability of home rule and if it is applicable then what is the way out. Is H1b spouse visa or F1 will be a better option as she already has admission for her PHD program.