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!

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Delirium Instruments

Click here to gain access to delirium tools including the Confusion Assessment Method

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Help University

Enroll now! Here you will complete interactive trainings on multiple HELP and delirium-related topics

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The Latest from HELP

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
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Marilyn Hennessy - Advocate for Older Adults and HELP Champion

In a profile story, Classic Chicago Magazine announced the retirement of trustee Marilyn Hennessy from The Retirement Research Foundation. Marilyn Hennessy was founding executive director, proceeded
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Use of an Expert Panel to Identify Domains and Indicators of Delirium Severity

This month, HELP's Dr. Sharon Inouye and her team through the BASIL Study Group has published a paper on the creation of delirium severity instruments. Delirium severity instruments, or tools that
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