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

Best Practices: Hospital reduces delirium in elderly patients

A recent article in Modern Healthcare highlighted one of our COEs, UPMC Shadyside, and its Director, Dr. Fred Rubin: Throughout the 1990s, Dr. Fred Rubin tried a variety of strategies to prevent

Save the date: HELP Special Interest Group at AGS Annual Meeting

Date and time: Saturday May 16, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Location: Room - National Harbor 8, Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, MD Interested in improving acute care outcomes, including preventing

HELP Awarded Hartford Grant

We are very excited to announce that we were recently awarded a grant from the John A Hartford Foundation to promote HELP dissemination and sustainability! As part of this grant, we plan to develop a