Resources

If you or someone you love is struggling with heart failure, we want you to know something important: you are not alone!  Medical crisis impacts us in so many ways...physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and the list goes on.  We'll continually update this series of resources to help you navigate the world of heart health and broach some of the difficult topics that may arise in your journey.    

 

If you're an advanced heart failure patient at one of the four hospitals we serve (UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tristar Centennial Medical Center, or Ascension St. Thomas in Nashville, TN) and currently need emergency housing, emotional support or help with an alternative non-medical need, please ask your social worker for a JBF application for assistance.  

Videos

We're excited to share this series of videos, all created and produced in-house, that tackle a wide range of practical issues related to heart failure.  Have a topic in mind you'd like to see discussed?  Shoot us an e-mail here!

Kids Coloring Activity

It's never too early to learn about the importance of a healthy heart, so we put together an activity and video just for kids! 

Download and print the coloring page below, and join Lillian as she talks to your kids about what they can do to keep their heart strong.  We'd love to see your finished artwork so don't forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@IHeartTJBF) when you're done!

Preview:
Heart Healthy Cooking

Full video coming soon!

Heart healthy meals have a reputation for being bland and unpleasant, but it doesn't have to be that way!  Lillian invites you into her kitchen to show how fun and easy it can be to make a delicious, heart healthy meal from start to finish.  Cook alongside Lillian and special guest, Kirbee Miller, and learn to make a mouthwatering almond-pecan encrusted salmon with an orange sauce, wild rice, Kale salad and blueberry cobbler.

Links

Receiving a diagnosis of heart failure is frightening, overwhelming and often isolating.  The following organizations do a fantastic job at providing tools for patients experiencing heart failure and the people that love them. 

MyLvad.Com 

The mission of MyLVAD is to help improve the quality of life and outcomes for people living in the LVAD world. They provide information, support, direction, and inspiration for those who live with LVADs.

Heart Failure Society of America Patient Hub

Learn about heart failure risk factors, symptoms, and stages; explore tools to help patients and caregivers; find external resources for additional information; and more in the HFSA Patient Hub.

HeartFailureMatters.Org

Practical information for heart failure patients, families and caregivers.   

Downloads

5 PHRASES TO AVOID WHEN TALKING TO A LOVED ONE IN CRISIS

(AND WHAT TO SAY INSTEAD)

We don’t just care about heart failure patients, we care about YOU (yes, you!)...that’s why we put together this handy guide.  Finding the right words when someone is struggling can be really hard but we’ve learned more than we ever hoped to know about navigating difficult times and spend a lot of time helping others do the same.  Enjoy this helpful, FREE download and we’ll share 5 phrases to avoid when talking to a loved one in crisis (and what to say instead).

 

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