Heart Failure Awareness 365 News
In December, following HFSA Virtual Patient and Caregiver Day 2020, HFSA shared information on engaging your caregiver community. Look below for information and resources. Don't forget to visit the Patient Hub at hfsa.org/patient.
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Heart Failure Awareness 365: Engaging a Caregiver Community
In the spirit of the HFSA Virtual Patient and Caregiver Day 2020 (held virtually on December 5, 2020), the Heart Failure Awareness 365 campaign is focusing on the ways people living with heart failure engage their community for support and use self-care to manage their condition. Here are a few tools. Learn More
Self-Advocacy: Patient Adherence, Activation and Engagement
In a presentation for HFSA Virtual Patient and Caregiver Day 2020, Susan Ammon, MSN, NP-C, FHFSA, spoke about Patient Adherence, Activation and Engagement. Explore this topic with the session recording, available in the Patient and Caregiver Day online platform. Use your login if you attended live or create an account and sign-up to view the presentation. Learn More
Tips for Family and Friends on Heart Failure
How can caregivers better support their loved ones who are living with heart failure?  Things like helping with symptom monitoring, diet recommendations, activity and exercise, emotional and social support can help. Don't forget to take care of yourself too! Learn more in this HFSA brochure.

Mark Your Calendar for Heart Failure Awareness Week 2021

From February 14-20, the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) will host Heart Failure Awareness Week! Follow HFSA on Twitter and Facebook to learn about best practices in heart failure treatment, care, and management. #HFWeek2021
HFSA Virtual Patient and Caregiver Day 2020 Presentations are Now OnDemand! Access the presentations for free. (If this is your first time accessing them, create a login and sign-up for free). Learn More
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) 
Resources are available for those providing care and support for people living with #heartfailure! The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Its mission is to promote resourcefulness and respect for the more than 90 million family caregivers across the country.  Learn More
American Heart Association: Top Things to Know: Family Caregiving for Individuals With Heart Failure
Did you know that “advancements in HF treatments and devices have expanded family caregiving responsibilities to include more complex tasks previously performed by healthcare professionals in clinical settings?” The American Heart Association’s list “Top Things to Know: Family Caregiving for Individuals with Heart Failure” is a fantastic reference for those who provide care and support for people living with heart failure.  Learn More
Tune into Past Episodes of the Heart Failure Beat Healthy Living Podcast
This podcast series delivers episodes featuring interviews with patients, caregivers, and heart failure clinicians highlighting what patients and caregivers need to know about healthy living with heart failure.
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