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

Dr. Sharon Inouye & HELP in the Wall Street Journal

In a new feature on post-operative delirium for the Wall Street Journal, the Hospital Elder Life Program's own Dr. Sharon Inouye shares the importance of the acute confusion and the impact that it can

The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN)

The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) is a community of people united by a shared interest in improving research on deprescribing for older adults. Funded by the National Institute on Aging,

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