Minnesota, Washington and Oregon topped the ranking, which looked at 26 variables, including affordability and whether patients could get good paid care at home. Alabama and Kentucky came in last. Fred Froese/iStockphoto hide caption

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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

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Is Working Past Retirement Age An Antidote To Getting Old?

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The Liftware device, shown here as an early prototype (left) and the final design, starts up automatically when it's lifted from the table. There's no "on" switch to fumble with. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

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With their matching blue wigs, the dancers in the Palm Springs Follies chorus (they're called the "long-legged lovelies") give a whole new meaning to the cliche "blue-haired old ladies." Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

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More and more older adults are becoming entrepreneurs instead of retiring, like Paul Tasner of Pulpworks, who spoke at the 2013 Global Social Venture Competition in California. Courtesy of Kevin Warnock hide caption

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Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship

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Manuel "Manny" Aguirre, 80, has been mixing cocktails at Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles for more than two decades. He works part time and could retire — but he doesn't want to. Courtesy of Musso and Frank Grill hide caption

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Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health

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With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

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Why Older Adults Have A Hard Time Letting Their Stuff Go

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Failures in ordinary care are causing widespread harm that's sometimes serious, inspectors say. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

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The fastest-growing part of the online dating market is people over 50, according the CEO of the Match Group. Carmen Winant/Getty Images hide caption

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ISO Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles

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The divorce rate for Americans over 50 doubled between 1990 and 2010. Alexander Abramov/iStockphoto hide caption

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Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend

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Brain Training Results In Older Adults Can Last For Years

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Financial Benefits Of A College Degree Accumulate

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