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Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)¹: a multi faceted, volunteer led, hospital based program has been shown to:
- Reduce the incidence of delirium
- Decrease length of stay
- Reduce hospital costs
Implementation of such a program requires upfront investment.
A smaller, volunteer based visitation program for older adults was started to provide support for the allocation of hospital resources in delirium prevention and establishment of HELP in this institution.
This research aims to investigate the program’s implementation and impact on delirium specific outcomes.
quality improvement, Hospital Elder Life Program, older adults, delirium
Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Medicine and Health Sciences
Kuperman, MD, MPH, Mariana R.; Swartz, MD, Kristine; Collins, MD, Elizabeth; and Kim, BS, Jennifer, "Implementation of a Volunteer Based Hospital Visitation Program for Older Adults" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 125.