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

Adapted HELP Program Engages Family Members and Prevents Post-Op Delirium

A new randomized controlled trial in JAMA Internal Medicine has demonstrated the effectiveness of HELP, this time in an adapted, tailored format. This study enrolled 281 surgical patients at a

HELP Now a Part of AGS CoCare Portfolio

The Hospital Elder Life Program is undergoing an exciting new merger with the American Geriatrics Society, becoming a part of their CoCare portfolio. The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has licensed

HELP in the Philadelphia Inquirer!

HELP in the news! A new article from author Sandy Bauers for the Philadelphia Inquirer in July highlights the phenomenon of delirium in hospitalized older adults. The article includes a Q&A