The Power of Connection During a Health Crisis
Families unprepared for a loved one’s health diagnosis can be overwhelmed by medical terminology, treatment decisions and hospital visits. It’s times like these that families need support from extended family and friends. But even trying to respond (much less reaching out) to them using the phone or personal emails is overwhelming and exhausting.
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.
Impact on Families
Here are some real stories of how CaringBridge has helped families on their health journey.
“CaringBridge allowed us to see the true strength of our extended family. We would update Rebecca’s progress hourly and receive numerous thoughts and prayers from her friends and family.” – The Glassing Family
“CaringBridge was the glue that kept us together and kept our family and friends informed.” – The Tattersfield Family
“It still just blows my mind that there are people all over the world praying for not just Taylor but for all kids with cancer.”- Mother of Taylor who was diagnosed with AML at age three
Do you know someone who needs the support, love and encouragement that CaringBridge provides during a significant health challenge? Share CaringBridge with them today!
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