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

Save the Date! 2016 HELP Conference 4/7-4/8

The 2016 HELP Conference will be held 4/7-4/8 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The theme this year will be “HELP: Addressing the interface of delirium and dementia.”  More details and the conference

Trinitas HELP Volunteer Featured in NJ Monthly Magazine

Diego Roldan, HELP Volunteer at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in NJ, was featured in the September 2015 issue of NJ Monthly Magazine.  He won the Garden State Seeds of Hope Award which honors

Making Sense of Delirium and Improving Life for Older Adults

As a newly trained attending physician, I vividly remember several patients who became extremely confused during their stay at the hospital. They were disoriented, and had problems with attention and