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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

Raid IRA to get into senior housing?

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

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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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No kids? Financial plan still crucial

Childless retirees face a greater need than most to plan for the future. 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

Keeping driving safe for seniors

There are several excellent driver training programs aimed directly at older drivers. These include AARP's Driver Safety program and AAA's Senior Driver courses.  ... 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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