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

Updated 3D-CAM Manuals and Instruments

We have released updated versions of the 3D-CAM training manuals and instruments. You can access them at: http://www.hospitalelderlifeprogram.org/delirium-instruments/3dcam/ 
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2015 Spring/Summer HELP Newsletter

The 2015 Spring/Summer HELP Newsletter is here!  Thank you to everyone who contributed news items and happy reading! Click here to download the newsletter
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“How Hospitals Can Kill Us”

Forbes recently published an article titled "How Hospitals Can Kill Us" that discusses delirium, post-hospital syndrome, and the importance of prevention.  Dr. Sharon Inouye is quoted in the
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