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

Existing HELP Sites - Have you Re-registered?

Welcome to our new and improved HELP website!  The user database from our old website was not transferred to the new website, so you will have to re-register to the new website if you have not

The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting

There will be a HELP special interest group at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Nov 5-9, 2014 held in Washington, DC. All are encouraged to attend! Please visit the GSA Annual Scientific

Lancet Psychiatry 2014 Profile

Lancet Psychiatry profiled Dr. Sharon Inouye and the Hospital Elder Life Program in their September 2014 issue. Click here to read more. The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is one example of