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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

Would a reverse mortgage hurt me?

If you expect to need long-term care in the near future, should you take out a reverse mortgage?

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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

Home upgrades for safe senior living

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

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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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Estate tax issues for gay couples

Estate taxes now treat same-sex couples more equitably, thanks to the Supreme Court. 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

HUD clarifies rule on reverse mortgages

In 2011, the courts established that HUD had violated the law by triggering payment of the loan while the non-borrowing spouse was still in the house.  ... 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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