My mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and is deteriorating rapidly. The problem I am facing is that 12 years ago I lost my own home due to paying the mortgage on my mothers house (following the death of my father) and my own home at the same time. I have lived with her along with my children (now just daughter 18) since. During this time I have paid bills etc along with her. The house however remained in my mothers name. What I am concerned about is that when the time comes that my mother needs to go into a care home then whilst I appreciate the council will not force me to sell the house at that stage.. they could upon the death of my mother force me to sell the house to pay their care costs. Leaving me after all these years with having paid the bills, losing my own home to save hers and being finally left with no home. If she had cancer then should she need to go into a hospice there would be no charge... why therefore is this not the same? I have heard that the law was changing ... DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE SITUATION?