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

Register now to view materials available to new or active HELP programs and be part of the international HELP community!


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

JAMA Article Explores Effect of Modified HELP Program on Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery

An article in JAMA Surgery explores the effect of a modified Hospital Elder Life Program on incident delirium and hospital length of stay in patients undergoing abdominal surgery.  HELP

HELP Newsletter: 2017 Annual Conference

We are excited to share with you the Spring 2017 HELP Newsletter which highlights this year's annual HELP Conference.  We want to express our thanks to Dr. Fred Rubin and all of the HELP

JAMA IM Article Discusses Tension Between Promoting Mobility and Preventing Falls

An article co-authored by Dr. Sharon Inouye has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine discussing the tension between promoting mobility and preventing falls in the hospital.  Are current CMS