This guide has been developed by the New York city Department for the Aging's Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) to help older New Yorkers better understanding the health car coverage options curently available in NYC. Topcs include Medicare Parts A and B, Medigap insurance, Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.
The guide, created through a collaboration of the New York City Department for the Aging and the American Institute of Architects New York Design for Aging Committee, recommends residential building upgrades to accommodate older tenants and people with mobility/accessibility issues. By making these improvements, owners of private buildings can help residents remain in their homes as they age - safely, comfortably, and independently.
Intimate partner elder abuse affects the health and safety of many New Yorkers and their families.
Public awareness of the issue and a coordinated multidisciplinary response are required as the
New York City elder population continues to increase.