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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

The top 10 cities for senior living

With the kids gone, are you ready for a move? These U.S. cities are havens for empty nesters.

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Caregiving

Leave $50,000 to a caregiver?

Some states restrict cash gifts to caregivers. Better check before giving away money.

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

Power of Attorney documents

4 things to know about death puts

Don't fear the reaper. Death puts can be useful for passing investments to your heirs. 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

Low or no inflation can thump seniors

The Senior Citizens League's "2015 Survey of Senior Costs" showed a dramatic drop in inflation over the past year, due mostly to falling oil prices.  ... 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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