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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

Trends in senior living options

Hospital curtains and cafeteria food? No way. This is how today's seniors rock assisted living. 


In-Home Care

Home sharing: A senior solution

Renters pitch in with housekeeping chores to help seniors stay in their homes longer.


Independent Living

Raid IRA to get into senior housing?

To avoid using your IRA to pay the entrance fee, consider a bridge loan or a HELOC.



How do I become Mom's caregiver?

With your mother moving in with you, follow this strategy to smooth the transition.


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


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How to start writing your will

Making a will isn't fun, but you can simplify the process with these steps. Read more


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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


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

The 4 percent rule turns 20

An initial 5-percent withdrawal rate from a retirement portfolio is risky; 6 percent or more is gambling.  ... 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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