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.
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:31 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Short-term care policies can do something that long-term care policies can’t do: Pay benefits in addition to Medicare coverage.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:43 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Family caregivers provide billions in free care to family members, but the time, emotional and financial pressures weigh heavily.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:50 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It’s time for you to have a conversation with your children and possibly your adult grandchildren about the life lessons you’ve learned about retirement.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:56 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A proposed rule would allow Medicare to reimburse physicians for having end-of-life consultations with their patients.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 4:17 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors who want to age in place may need to install features that make it possible to achieve that goal.

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Friday, July 3, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

In 2011, the courts established that HUD had violated the law by triggering payment of the loan while the non-borrowing spouse was still in the house.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 9:52 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Consumers tend to think of investment professionals when they think of money management, but there’s more to managing your personal wealth than putting together an investment strategy aligned with your life goals and financial needs.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:54 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Between adaptive cruise control, parking assist, backup cameras, lane warnings, blind-spot assistance, forward collision warnings, and automatic stopping systems, there are many technologies that can help seniors with their driving.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A GAO study finds that Social Security remains the largest component of household income in retirement, making up an average of 52 percent of household income for those age 65 and older.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The main responsibilities of a payee are to use the benefits to pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary and properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs

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