My brother-in law is in a nursing home about a 45 minute drive away from my sister. She goes to visit him everyday. He does recognize her and he is devastated when she does not go to see him. Visiting in the summer is doable since the roads are okay and the daylight is longer. But in winter the driving conditions are often extremely hazardous. He was placed in this nursing home from a hospital. It was the one that was available at that time. He seems to do very well there. My sister is pleased with his care and environment. The bottom line is that there is a place closer which has a good reputation, where more family and friends would be more inclined to visit. She is extremely reluctant to move him because she is afraid the move to a different environment would negatively impact him. Could you point me to any articles or research addressing this topic?
Thank you very much.