Resources for LVAD Patients & Caregivers
TECHNICAL AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
Contact your LVAD coordinator for any reason at all.
Learn more about LVAD technology and living with an LVAD. Connect with other LVAD patients and caregivers through blogs and forums.
Find an LVAD hospital or support center near you, or in areas where you plan to travel.
Monthly Community VAD Support Groups for VAD Patients, Candidates, and Caregivers
SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS
HOME CARE SUPPORT
Find home healthcare agencies in your area.
Find an Interim HealthCare location (available in 43 states).
MEDICATION AND MEDICAL SUPPLY RESOURCES
Provides information on assistance programs and drug discounts; offers its own drug discount card.
Helps people with ongoing, serious illnesses cover co-payments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums.
Helps people get prescription medicines for free, or nearly free of charge, through Patient Assistance Programs.
FOR SUPPLIES, PRODUCT REVIEWS, AND RATINGS
Ask your doctor or nurse about your hospital's financial counselor to receive advice on financing your care.
Explore what services or information your state Department of Insurance can provide to help resolve any issues with your insurance.
Get definitions of and more information about “Bridge to Transplant” (BTT) versus “Destination Therapy” (DT).
PALLIATIVE AND SUPPORTIVE CARE
Learn about palliative care and whether it is right for you and your family.
Get more information on advance care and end of life planning: