Recently, I looked into what to do to get my husband to qualify for Medicaid in a long term memory care facility. I spoke to an eldercare lawyer who assured me I would be able to keep my pension, my social security, my house, my cars (all at least 10 years old) and my savings, which are under $28,000. That is all we have. I decided not to do it yet. However, people keep telling me that the lawyer is wrong, I will lose my house, or 1/2 the value of it, I will have to sell cars. These people are telling me from the position of having to do it for their parents. They are telling me horror stories of what happened to them, and that the lawyer is wrong. This has been very upsetting, to get counsel and then be told that the counsel is wrong, and I must "protect myself." I think these people may have had many more assets than we do. Does anyone of modest means like myself have any experience with putting a spouse in long term care, and losing their house by doing so?