My child lives with me, what happens if I go to a nursing home?
It is a fairly common situation for a child to live in your house and provide assistance that allows you to remain at home. It would be sad indeed if after this sacrifice your child was thrown out of the house after you went into the nursing home. Fortunately, this is unlikely to happen. As long as a child lives in your house for at least two years prior to your admission to a nursing home, and they helped you stay in your home, then they will be able to remain in the house. Under these circumstances, the home can be transferred to the child without incurring a divestment penalty.