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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

Can I afford to live in my home?

If you want to grow old in your own home, consider how you'll pay for the costs.



How to hire a caregiver

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


Independent Living

When senior communities fail

When facilities go bankrupt, residents may suddenly face homelessness.


Insurance Matters

Insure senior for accidental death?

A policy that doesn't cover natural deaths may not be right for these retirees.


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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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Tech solutions for seniors

These gadgets help seniors age in place and maintain independence. 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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Dr Don Taylor

Who’s got the power?

It's important to have paperwork in place, including durable financial and medical powers of attorney along with living wills, health care directives and convenience accounts.  ... 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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