A relative has cognitive impairment. When we moved her to an assisted living facility a few years ago, we were assured she could remain in that apartment until the end of her life. Staff were aware of her cognitive issues at the point she moved in - the major problem being she finds it difficult to find the appropriate word, but she could make her needs known. We are now being encouraged to move her from the lovely assisted living apartment where she has all of her favorite items and furniture, to the dementia care unit at the same facility. In the dementia unit, one could have a few knickknacks & small dresser but there is a hospital-type bed in one room with private bath and small closet. We know there is high demand for the assisted living apartments at this facility. How does one determine that the move is in the best interests of the patient vs the facility. This relative is perfectly capable of dressing, bathing, and feeding herself. She walks the corridors, but otherwise watches tv or out the window in her room. With covid, none of the family or relatives have been able to spend any time with her in-person since March. Walking the hallways is her only outlet. We do know that moving her to the dementia care unit in the same facility (which she is very familiar with) will have a very major negative impact. If we didn't know about the high demand for the assisted living apartments, perhaps we would not have such a negative reaction to the suggestion. We know to the extent possible these days this woman is still able to function. Does any one have any experience with this issue, i.e., facility suggesting a move that you don't feel is necessary and which will have a very negative impact on the patient?