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The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
Welcome to the redesigned HELP Web Site, and to the new phase of the Hospital Elder Life Program!
If you are new to HELP, please click the "Sign In / Register" link to register a new HELP account.
If you are a registered HELP site, you may use your current account. If you don't know your site account name, you may simply create a new account using any name you like.
All registrants - old and new - will be required to read and agree to the terms of the HELP Disclaimer and usage agreement. After that, you will have full access to all of the HELP program documentation, business tools, training videos, and much more!
When older adults are ill and hospitalized, their daily routines are disrupted and they can lose their bearings and become mentally confused and disoriented.
This confusion is alarming to those who know them, but those who work with hospitalized older adults know it is a common problem and they know how to help.
The medical term for this situation is delirium.
This website provides information about recognizing delirium (new mental confusion). It also describes a program that prevents delirium in hospitalized older people, the Hospital Elder Life Program, or HELP.
What is delirium?
Who should use this website?
You might want to browse our list of frequently-asked questions (FAQ).
What if I don't understand terms or words?
If you have any questions about what terms mean, please click here or on the glossary link for the online medical dictionary provided by the National Library of Medicine.