Information and Resources

Benefits Checklist
This easy-to-use two-page document produced by the Sadin Institute lists the major health and income programs potentially available to older adults in New York and describes the benefits provided, eligibility criteria, income and resource limits, and resources for accessing benefits. The Checklist is updated annually.

Guardianship Resources
Brookdale does not provide direct services around guardianship. Those wishing to become guardians can take our Article 81 Guardianship Training. Other local resources around guardianship for family guardians, attorneys, and service providers are also available.

Legal Resources
Brookdale does not provide any direct legal services, but a range of local resources for obtaining legal support for older adults and for reporting elder abuse are available for attorneys, providers, older adults, and family caregivers.

Health Care Decision-Making Resources
There are several types of legal documents that can ensure wishes are followed in the event that one cannot make health care decisions. Information and copies of these forms, applicable in New York State, are available.

Desk Guides
We offer a range of desk guides that can be used by attorneys, providers, older adults, and family caregivers.