Healthy Indicators Project (HIP)
Funded by The New York City Mayor’s Office and administered by The New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), this project developed valid and reliable information for public policy makers and practitioners to help guide the design of programs to reduce disparities and improve the health and quality of life of older New Yorkers.
Enhancing Reporting of Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse in the Chinese-American Population
Among older Chinese-Americans, lack of English proficiency combined with recent and confusing changes in Medicare has led to an environment ripe for fraud and abuse. In partnership with Asian Americans for Equality, Brookdale developed materials to increase awareness of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse within three Chinese American communities, two in New York City and one in New Jersey.
Evaluation of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Project STAR for Unpaid Family Caregivers of Frail Elders
Project STAR (Support, Training, Advocacy, and Respite), operated by Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, is an innovative support program developed to relieve the burden and stress caregivers experience on a regular basis. Researchers at Brookdale, in partnership with the Project STAR staff, evaluated physical and mental health status, use of services (e.g., group sessions and individual counseling), and satisfaction with support services of 74 caregivers participating in the program.