Family Caregiving for Individuals With Heart Failure

Published: April 30, 2020

Senior Asian man measuring his blood pressure with the help of his wife and son.
  • Heart failure (HF) affects over 6 million adults in the United States and 26 million globally, with prevalence increasing due to the combined effects of social and lifestyle determinants and an aging population.
  • Advancements in HF treatments and devices have expanded family caregiving responsibilities to include more complex tasks previously performed by healthcare professionals in clinical settings.
  • This statement synthesizes the evidence about caregiving for individuals with HF.