Overview of Delirium and the Hospital Elder Life Program: A Framework to Improve Acute Care for Older Adults

Contact Person
. . - rgpcinfo@hhsc.ca

Date(s) - 14/03/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Lyn Weinberg, MD is a board-certified Geriatrician and proudly serves as the
Division Director for Geriatrics at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She currently serves as the Medical Director of
AHN’s AGS Co-Care Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) and the AHN Aging
Brain Care Program, and has been a leader in the implementation of Age-
Friendly care practices at AHN.

1. Define delirium, describe the intersection of delirium and dementia, and
highlight the impact of delirium on patient outcomes and healthcare costs

2. Introduce the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), a multicomponent
intervention to prevent delirium

3. Discuss implementation of HELP and other delirium
prevention/management strategies to promote Age-Friendly care

4. Discuss challenges


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