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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

2 questions to ask senior parents

As your parents age, probe for answers to these big housing and health care questions.

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Caregiving

How to choose a geriatric care manager

When it's a loved one's time of need, follow these guidelines to bring in the right caregiver.

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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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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Home upgrades for safe senior living

Aging can bring big changes to daily life. Make your loved one's home safe in the transition. 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

Look out when looking for love online

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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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