Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
I am very sorry to hear of your fathers condition. May I ask whether your father is worried about care fees if he had to go into care or is it just that he wants to ensure that you and your children benefit from the house because you have looked after him?
My dad wants us to benefit from this and to keep the family home . He will not go into care. Only sullen hospice at the end.
Thank you. Do you have any other siblings? Is the house in just your dads name>
Would you like to continue?
Do you believe your sisters will seek to challenge your fathers wishes or do they generally accept them?
On that basis there are two potential ways your father could achieve his aims. The first is by simply providing for such a gift of the property in his will. This would be effective upon his passing. A word of caution that it is is possible for your siblings to challenge such a will after your fathers death and such a challenge may be successful in light of various decisions in the courts.
Accordingly there may be a safe approach to achieve your fathers ends as follows:
The alternative approach is that your father could gift you the house now subject to your granting him a life interest in the property.
This would transfer the property to you now but make that transfer subject to a right for your father to stay in the property for his life if he wishes. This would make a potential challenge by siblings however unlikely much harder.
However if there is a mortgage on the property which cannot be paid off then this would entail a remortgage into your name which may be problematic. Accordingly if there is little chance of any challenge from siblings, then provision in your fathers will would be effective as above.
Is there anything above I can clarify for you any further?