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

Improving Care for Ground-Level Falls in Assisted Living

New from co-author Dr. Sharon Inouye: An editoral in the Annals of Internal Medicine responding to this article from Williams et al., a large prospective cohort study of a tiered protocol with a

UPMC Shadyside is a Long-Term Leader in Delirium Prevention and Geriatric Excellence

Dr. Fred Rubin is leading the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside HELP site into its 16th year - and overseeing its coverage of more than 7,000 patients annually. In addition

Delirium Severity Post-Surgery and its Relationship with Long-Term Cognitive Decline

Dr. Sharon Inouye has co-authored a paper about the correlation between post-surgical delirium severity and the rate of long-term cognitive decline. Patients with the highest levels of delirium