Hospital Elder Life Program

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) for Prevention of Delirium

A comprehensive patient-care program that ensures optimal care for older adults in the hospital. HELP prevents delirium (a sudden state of confusion or change in mental state) and loss of functioning.

Photo courtesy of Alain McLaughlin, California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific Campus, San Francisco, CA

For Clinicians

Health care professionals who provide care to older adults work on the front lines in treating delirium. HELP provides background information and resources on how to assess, prevent, and treat delirium.

Existing HELP Sites

Existing HELP sites can access a wide array of resources as well as the opportunity to connect with HELP Centers of Excellence to ensure the success of their program. Login to explore.

The Latest from HELP

HELP Special Interest Group at 2016 AGS Annual Meeting

The Hospital Elder Life Program Special Interest Group will meet at the 2016 American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.   Date and time: Friday May 20th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Room

2016 Delirium Boot Camp: Call for Applications

Call for applications for the 2016 Delirium Boot Camp, a three-day intensive course in delirium research.  We invite you to apply for this highly rated Boot Camp, organized by the Center of

Register today for the 2016 HELP Conference!

The 2016 HELP Conference will be held 4/7-4/8 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The theme this year will be “HELP: Addressing the interface of delirium and dementia.”  Click here for the HELP