My Mom did this almost 5 years ago. She deeded to 3 kids and "retained a life estate" meaning as long as she is alive she still can live in the house. She fell 2 months ago severely breaking left arm and fracturing several ribs. Still can't use left arm but wants to go home. She is unable to live by herself now, won't live with any of 3 kids but now she can't remember the home she lived in for over 60 years but still "wants to go home". She is mentally and physically unable to go home. Question now is - even tho she retains a life estate - if she is unable to live by herself - can we now sell her home instead of letting it sit empty and deteriate or be vandalized? The home and land is only worth about $70,000 to $80,000.