Relevant guidelines

Several guidelines and resources have been developed to provide advice to health professionals in caring for older people with or developing confusion.

Practice guidelines

Care pathways and resources

Other resources to support practice

  • Acute-Aged Care Interface websiteThis website includes links to resources developed by the Health Care of Older Australians Standing Committee (HCOASC) to support health and aged care practitioners in improving care outcomes for older people.
  • Best Care for Older People Everywhere: The ToolkitToolkit developed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to assist health services identify tools and resources that can assist them in improving care for older people in hospital and throughout the patient's journey through the care continuum, and assist clinical staff to minimise the functional decline of older people in hospital.
  • The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP): Website for a US patient care program that aims to ensure optimal care for older adults in the hospital by preventing delirium and loss of functioning.
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