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.

MyHelp Online

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Delirium Instruments

Click here to gain access to delirium tools including the Confusion Assessment Method


Help University

Enroll now! Here you will complete interactive trainings on multiple HELP and delirium-related topics


The Latest from HELP

HELP featured in Next Avenue Delirium Article

The Hospital Elder Life Program was featured in Next Avenue's article, "Delirium: A Surprising Side Effect of Hospital Stays." In the article, Dr. Inouye discusses issues related to the delirium and

Dr. Inouye Presents at NYAS’s Surgery and Cognition Conference

Dr. Sharon Inouye recently presented at the "Surgery and Cognition: Delirium, Cognitive Decline and Opportunities to Protect the Brain" conference from the New York Academy of

Dr. Inouye Earns GSA’s M. Powell Lawton Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School