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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

How to cash aunt's savings bonds

You may control your aunt's finances, but do you know how to cash her savings bonds?

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In-Home Care

A natural way to age in place

These communities are designed to help aging seniors stay in their homes.

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Independent Living

6 niche communities for retirees

Theme-based communities attract retirees with interests ranging from praying to playing.

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Caregiving

Reverse mortgage on Mom's house?

Daughter has the right to get reverse mortgage on Mom's house, but is it the best tack?

INSURANCE MATTERS

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

WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATES

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Reverse mortgage and your heirs

Should you inform your adult children of your reverse mortgage? If so, how and when? Read more

TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS

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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

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

Shared-care LTC policies for couples

A shared care policy allows you to pool your benefits. If you each have a three-year care policy, that's six years of combined benefits.  ... Read more

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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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