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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

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

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

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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Planning after dementia diagnosis

If you or a loved one gets this news, it's imperative to put your finances in order. 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

Nursing homes: Guardians of elderly?

Seniors can have a power of attorney in place, a health care directive and a will, but all of that planning can be overturned by a guardianship being established by a nursing home.  ... Read more

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Senior Living Adviser

Pay for Mom's care after a fall?

Dear Senior Living Adviser, My mom is 84 and lives in North Carolina. She was recently severely injured, but the rehabilitation hospital where she is getting care has demonstrated that they will not take care of her unless...

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