Have you ever had a family member fall ill? Or has someone in your community faced a tragic health diagnosis? If either of these scenarios have happened to you then you understand the huge need families have for support during this time, but also their lack of energy to reach out to each individual. Caring bridge offers families a way to reach out to friends for help, support, and simply to keep them updated without having to face the daunting task of contacting each person. Furthermore, friends are able to find out how their beloved friend is doing, and what they can do to help the family through their personal website. Overall, Caringbridge.org provides an essential resource that we hope to never have to use, but if the situation arises we will be happy we have it.
The Power of Connection During a Health Crisis
CaringBridge was created to help these families stay in touch and provide information, while increasing time available for the patient and their caregiver. CaringBridge websites can be used for cancer support, after a premature birth, during recovery for a serious injury, or for any health crisis that requires support from family and friends.
CaringBridge provides free personal and private websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. The site provides a place for users to post journal entries and photos, as well as receive messages of hope and encouragement in a guestbook.
Using CaringBridge to centralize communication during a health journey makes it easier to share news, saving time and emotional energy. Everyone can stay in touch, regardless of time zones and area codes.
How to Create a CaringBridge Website
A CaringBridge website can be created at CaringBridge.org. By following a few simple steps, a personalized website complete with privacy options can be started in just minutes. Authors can forward their unique and private CaringBridge website name and address to family and friends.
CaringBridge can be used by patients and families in all types of medical situations including cancer, premature birth, organ transplant, hospice care, serious injury, stroke, rehabilitation and more.
The Power of Connection
When faced with a significant health challenge, connecting with family and friends can help reduce isolation and stress. In a survey of CaringBridge users, 91% of patients agreed that using CaringBridge helped make their health journey easier and 88% of patients agreed that having a CaringBridge website positively impacted their healing process.
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