Does anyone know the criteria for needing to be in a locked dementia care special unit, versus regular nursing home care? My mom is no longer aggressive, anxious and scared. We have taken medications away and now she is just a sweet confused woman who can’t walk without assistance. She requires total help with ADLs toileting and dietary supervision. She seems like an average nursing home type patient now. Where she lives is 40 minutes away and I would like to move her closer to home. I know why she had to go to that unit, but I am not sure what the criteria is to get her out. She has Parkinson’s disease or lewy body dementia.