Purpose and objectives
The overall aim of the Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) program is to improve the experiences and outcomes of confused older people in hospital. It is a collaboration between the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC).
The specific objectives of CHOPs are to:
- design and prioritise principles for best practice care for older confused people in hospital
- tailor implementation to the needs of the older person, carers and families and the hospital teams
- share achievements, innovation and knowledge and embed systems into practice to sustain and spread improvements in the care of older confused people in hospital.