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.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:11 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Employers have moved away from offering pension plans with their defined benefits to offering defined contribution plans where the employee contributes from his or her salary and the employer may offer a matching contribution to a 401(k).

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Friday, January 22, 2016 1:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB says, “When employees choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension payment, the responsibility for managing and investing the pension money shifts from the employer to the employee.

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Friday, January 15, 2016 10:58 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

January is Clean Up Your Computer Month. Bankrate offers tips for seniors to protect their privacy and security online. The advice applies to anyone.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Keeping family and friends abreast of a patient’s condition and whereabouts is easier, if you have the contact list prepared in advance.

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Friday, December 18, 2015 11:16 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Consider putting a caregiver contract in place so you can get paid by your parents for the time you put in as their caregiver.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A variant of aging in place is called a naturally occurring retirement community.

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Friday, December 4, 2015 9:48 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors are likely to make one or more moves in retirement, and the decisions about these moves can be fairly complex.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Holidays are a good time to check in on elderly parents and see how they’re doing mentally, physically and emotionally.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:01 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB has developed a retirement planning tool that shows consumers the financial impact of when they decide to claim Social Security benefits.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:09 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A relatively new way to hold down RMDs is to invest part of the account in a QLAC.

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