What are some resources available to heart failure patients and their caregivers?

American College of Cardiology
2400 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

The ACC’s CardioSmart website provides online consumer health information on heart failure and other heart-related conditions.

American Heart Association 
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX  75231 
800-242-8721 (toll-free)

Operates a consumer hotline to answer questions on general heart health and offers educational pamphlets, posters, and audiovisual material, at no charge or for a nominal fee. Its website has news on heart disease research as well as background information on prevention and treatment of heart failure and other heart-related conditions.

Caregiver Action Network 
1130 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300 
Washington, DC 20036 

This nonprofit association offers free publications, advocacy, and support for family caregivers.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244 
800-633-4227 (toll-free) 

This government agency provides one central location for answers to questions about Medicare and Medicaid.

Eldercare Locator 
800-677-1116 (toll-free) 

This service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connects older adults with information on financial assistance, in-home care, nursing home facilities, and other relevant services.

Family Caregiver Alliance 
235 Market St., Suite 950 San Francisco, CA 94104 
800-445-8106 (toll-free) 

This nonprofit organization provides education and assistance to family members and friends who are caring for a loved one.

Heart Failure Society of America 
6707 Democracy Blvd.Suite 925 
Bethesda, MD 20817  

Provides a forum for professionals and the public to learn about the latest developments concerning heart failure research and patient care. Publishes newsletters, professional guidelines, and patient education modules, which are available on the website. Also offers an app that allows you to track medications, symptoms, appointments, and other information.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging 
1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Suite 1200 
Washington, DC 20036 

The N4A provides information on local Area Agencies on Aging. These agencies coordinate a variety of community-based services for seniors.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 
NHLBI Health Information Center P.O. Box 30105 Bethesda, MD 20824 

Offers educational pamphlets on heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, and physical activity at no charge or for a nominal fee. These pamphlets are available on the website, or you can order them by phone.