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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.

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Assisted Living

6 tipoffs to bad senior housing

Keep your eyes and nose alert for these signs of troubled communities or facilities.

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In-Home Care

Pay for Mom's care after a fall?

There's more than one way to cover your mother's home care. Learn how.

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Independent Living

10 budget-busters for retirees

Seniors got no Social Security raise for 2016 and now are being squeezed by these costs.

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Caregiving

5 ways to save on long-term care

Long-term care for seniors can be pricey. Follow these tips to keep costs in check.

INSURANCE MATTERS

Don Taylor

Pay for Mom's care after a fall?

There's more than one way to cover your mother's home care. Learn how. Read more

WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATES

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Are you readier than Prince?

Prince's death highlights the importance of wills. See if you have the right documents. Read more

TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS

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Hearing aids may fight dementia

Hearing aids might be worth their steep cost if they mitigate the risk of dementia. Read more

SPECIAL FEATURE

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

Home equity peaks for senior citizens

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reports that America's seniors have $5.83 trillion in home equity, which is 16% more than the pre-recession peak.  ... Read more

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Senior Living Adviser

Raid IRA to get into senior housing?

Dear Senior Living Adviser, I am considering moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC. I am 72 and retired (except for a couple days a week as an adjunct instructor at a local college, which will end...

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