My mom is 93 and in failing health. She has fallen twice in the past, and recuperated after 100 days in a nursing home. I’ve lived in her house with her since 1995. Recently, I’ve had to enlist a live-in attendant to care for her. What are the rules governing house ownership if she has to go into a nursing home? I have her health-care proxy.

Your mother can take legal steps that will preserve…

 2010 Newsday Ask the Expert Nov 5