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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

A natural way to age in place

These communities are designed to help aging seniors stay in their homes.

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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

Reverse mortgage impacts Medicaid?

A reverse mortgage can affect your Medicaid eligibility for long-term care. Here's 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

Buy a home with a reverse mortgage?

The HECM program was designed to allow seniors to purchase a new principal residence and obtain a reverse mortgage within a single transaction.  ... Read more

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Senior Living Adviser

Reverse mortgage impacts Medicaid?

Dear Senior Living Adviser, If I have a reverse mortgage, do I need to be concerned with the Medicaid "look-back" period if my wife or I needs to go into a long-term care facility? -- Bruce Baffled Dear Bruce, It depends...

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