Our Heart Failure Assistance Programs
The HeartBrothers Foundation coordinates with hospitals to fill the financial gap that exists between medical insurance and hospital compassionate care for patients of heart failure, VAD, and heart transplants. Our heart failure assistance programs help patients and their families through monetary compensation to help cover the cost of transportation, parking, lodging, and meals associated with long-term hospital stays, through peer-to-peer support, and through raised awareness of heart failure.
Our assistance programs were launched in 2014 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Since then, we have expanded our services to patients all across the country and are now establishing our relationships with hospitals nation-wide. Our current partners include Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess/Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, UVM Medical Center, Mayo Clinic (in Scottsdale, AZ), and growing.
- Heart of Survival – Providing gap assistance and tools for patients and families to survive long-term hospitalization.
- Support Blog – Bringing those in the heart failure community together.
- Team HeartBrothers – Our volunteer team – providing face-to-face interaction with patients and families as well as assisting with fundraising and raising organ donation awareness.
- Organ Donation Awareness – Assisting organ donation organizations with increasing awareness of their services through (through Team HeartBrothers).