Hebrew Senior Life: Hospital Elder Life Program

The Challenge: 

Hebrew Senior Life and the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s Institute for Aging Research, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, sought to develop an online learning series based on the research of Dr. Sharon Inouye and her colleagues to prevent delirium among hospitalized older persons. The program, Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), also prevents functional decline and falls and allows older adults to return home at the maximal level of independence, by keeping hospitalized older people oriented to their surroundings, meeting their needs for nutrition, fluids, and sleep and keeping them mobile within the limitations of their physical condition.

The Solution: 

Hebrew Senior Life (HSL) engaged Illumina Interactive to develop the series for hospital administrators, nurses, and Elder Life Specialists (ELS), which provides a wide mix of medical content, multiple strategies and interactivities of different types and complexity. Illumina also helped develop templates to enable HSL staff to create content storyboards and also delivered training on tools including Articulate Storyline.