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

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

2015 Winter HELP Newsletter

We are pleased to present to you the Winter 2015 HELP Newsletter!  Thank you for a wonderful year and happy reading! Click here to download the newsletter

CommonHealth Article on Sundowning and Delirium

CommonHealth, WBUR’s (Boston’s National Public Radio station) program that covers health-related news and analysis, recently did a story on sundowning and delirium in hospitalized older adults,