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

Lancet article assesses effectivess of ketamine for prevention of postoperative delirium

A Lancet article was recently published assessing the effectiveness of ketamine for prevention of postoperative delirium in older adults.  The study found that a single subanesthetic dose of

Science Article Featuring Dr. Inouye

An article has been published in Science featuring our very own Dr. Sharon Inouye.  The article titled “Will surgery sap your brain power?” delves into the topic of postoperative

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