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

Dr. Inouye Awarded Federal Grant to Develop Network for Advancement of Delirium Research Worldwide

BOSTON – A team of delirium experts led by Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research

How trained volunteers can improve the quality of hospital care for older patients

We are very excited to share news about an article published in Geriatric Nursing titled “How trained volunteers can improve the quality of hospital care for older patients. A qualitative evaluation

2016 Spring/Summer HELP Newsletter

We are pleased to present to you the 2016 Spring/Summer HELP Newsletter!  Thank you for all your contributions! Click here to download the newsletter