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Choosing a caregiver or assisted living community can seem daunting, but we're here to help. From tips for caregivers and the latest in retirement communities, to trends in reverse mortgages and new technology for seniors, we offer news and advice to help you in any step of the journey. Let Bankrate be your guide to all things senior living.


Assisted Living

Trends in senior living options

Hospital curtains and cafeteria food? No way. This is how today's seniors rock assisted living. 


In-Home Care

Home sharing: A senior solution

Renters pitch in with housekeeping chores to help seniors stay in their homes longer.


Independent Living

Raid IRA to get into senior housing?

To avoid using your IRA to pay the entrance fee, consider a bridge loan or a HELOC.



How to hire a caregiver

When you simply can't do everything for your loved one, here's how to find help.


Jack Hungelmann

Long-term care for $3M couple?

So, you're "comfortable"? You may be able to spend less on long-term care insurance. Read more


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Trash or treasure? Appraise it

Before you dump Grandma's old desk in a garage sale, find out what it's worth. Read more


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Apps for seniors and caregivers

These apps ease caregivers' worries and help keep seniors in touch with loved ones. Read more


States with parental support laws

Parental, or filial, support laws can leave adult children responsible for their parents' unpaid long-term care bills. Twenty-nine states and Puerto Rico have these laws in place. Is your state among them?

Parental support laws in the US

Paying Mom and Dad's nursing bills: What to know about parental support laws.

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Women pay more for long-term care

Long-term care insurers have moved to gender-based pricing, with women paying more than men.  ... Read more


Senior Living Adviser

Where can I find Mom's IRA CDs?

Dear Senior Living Adviser, We found two IRA CDs from 1990 and 1992 in our mother's safe deposit box after she passed last year. The bank where the CDs were drawn has merged twice since that time. The bank has no record...

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