Senior Living Blog

From nursing homes to independent care, find everything you've ever wanted to know about senior living right here in Bankrate's Senior Living blog. See the latest posts below.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:27 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It is possible to request the Social Security Administration to use your current income levels if you experienced a life-changing event that causes your income to drop substantially.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 1:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Senior Citizens League’s “2015 Survey of Senior Costs” showed a dramatic drop in inflation over the past year, due mostly to falling oil prices.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When you’re a senior, the talk is more likely to mean letting your family know your concerns and wishes for end-of-life care.

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Friday, May 15, 2015 4:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Assisted living is expensive, and there are alternatives to it like personal home care that may be less expensive. The point is that seniors need a long-term care plan.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For 6 in 10 (59 percent) employed retirees, the primary reasons they work are nonfinancial, including to stay mentally alert (18 percent), to remain physically active (15 percent) or to have a sense of purpose (14 percent).

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Friday, May 8, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The problem with self-insurance is that you don’t know when you’ll need the coverage. It’s not just for seniors; many people aren’t saving enough for retirement now.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:23 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A person with a fiduciary responsibility, meaning the obligation to put the client’s interests first, can be an alternative when choosing a person to monitor the accounts.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For seniors, your retirement benefits from Social Security are likely to be the best annuity payments you receive.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A U.S. district court today prohibited Jason Abraham and his company, Brooklyn-based Instant Response Systems, from calling elderly consumers and bullying or tricking them into paying for unordered medical alert devices.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:59 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The temptation to retire early has to be vetted with a thorough financial plan that considers the expected and unexpected retirement income needs of the retiree.

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