Delirium Care Pathways

Supportive Care

Page last updated: 07 November 2011

In keeping with principles for the prevention of delirium, the provision of a supportive care environment for people with delirium is reported to be an essential component of their management. This includes providing adequate sensory, physical and psychological support. It also includes being sensitive to the needs of ATSI and CALD older persons, which may involve the use of liaison officers, interpreters, use of communication aids, and greater involvement and communication with the family/carers.

Adapted from: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Unit 2006, Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Delirium in Older People, Victorian Government Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria