What Is CaringBridge?

Confronting an illness or injury is one of the most demanding, isolating things you can do. Family and friends are an amazing source of support, but constantly sharing updates with each and every one of them can be overwhelming. CaringBridge replaces countless texts, phone cals and emails with a no-cost, easy-to-use health platform. We offer tools to share and document a health journey, simplify care coordination, and connect caregivers with a supportive community.

How Does CaringBridge Work?

Nearly 300,000 people use our secure, private, and ad-free health platform every single day. We have the tools you need to navigate your health journey and are always adapting based on your feedback.

1. Health Platform to Communicate Updates

When you or your loved one are on a health journey, even something simple like texting or emailing updates to loved ones can add unnecessary stress to your life. CaringBridge is a health platform for communicating updates with everyone in your circle—saving time and energy.

“Using CaringBridge to talk about our journey and to post journal entries and pictures became very cathartic for us. It just made you feel like you had a sense of community, even though you didn’t have it right there staring you in the face.”

Betsy Olesen, CaringBridge user

2. Safety

Unlike other online platforms, privacy—not profit—is our main concern. CaringBridge is a secure, ad-free community that never sells your data.

3. Expertise

We are a nonprofit that has been supporting health journeys for over 25 years. We know the power of social support in health journey communications.

4. Quick Set-Up

Create a page for you or your loved one’s health journey with a couple simple steps–it only takes few minutes. Start a CaringBridge Page

5. Easy to Use

Personalizing your page and sharing written updates, photos and more are straightforward with our easy-to-use interface. Our Customer Care team is also readily available to answer your questions. How It Works

6. Capture Your Story, Your Way

The very act of capturing you or your loved one’s health journey can improve your emotional health. By sharing your story on CaringBridge, you’re able to control what is shared and when, allowing you to capture your story, in your words.

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“Everybody wants to help. And we don’t know how. The least we can do is be there and give you a sense of community every day. Humans are social animals. You need people around you. And that’s what CaringBridge gives you.”

Huzefa Gandhi, CaringBridge User

Feelings of being overwhelmed, isolated, and lonely are prevalent among family caregivers and the loved ones they support on a health journey. CaringBridge addresses your needs by improving emotional health and social support, helping people come together in support of healing.

Don’t go through your health journey alone.

You can stay connected to friends and family, plan and coordinate meals, and experience love from any distance.

All of this is ready for you when you start your personal CaringBridge site, which is completely free of charge, ad-free, private and secure. Don’t spend another minute alone!

  • Muff Stinson

    I am in Jonathan’s Pilates class and learned about his sister’s 6 year old son Damon Mueller in Minneapolis having brain cancer. My prayer group of 5 other women and myself are praying for sweet Damon’s healing during this trying time. I have a 6-year old granddaughter and so I’m also praying for Damon’s parents.

  • Randall Huggins

    I had just made a post about myself having congestive heart failure but I didn’t add that I
    Am scared , worried that I’ve been sick for about a year and 6 months. From all that I have read , a person lives with this about 2.5 years . ?

  • Randall Huggins

    I have congestive heart failure . My ejection fraction is at 25% .
    The doctor says my heart is too weak for a pump , so he has me set up for an appointment for a
    Defibrillator .

  • Christian

    ear Friend around the globe.
    Greeting to every one from here, I am writing requesting education help, I have finished up secondary school, but I had dream of keep pursuing my desire and goals for the future, but I did not meet the chance of joining university, due to the lack of facilities and basic requirements, kindly I am posting this here look if there is any one who can help me to keep pursuing my education, any one willing, I am here requesting education sponsorship, by the grace of God maybe hope I can meet up the chance from here, my be someone can be my sponsor,

    God bless you

  • Martha Chennault

    Always in my prayers love you

  • Judy long

    My prayers and hope and faith are with you Greg and Steph

  • Jeanette Dunham

    Thank you for setting up this efficient and thoughtful communications system.

  • Barbara Weldon

    I am a caregiver for my husband. I am trying very hard to be loving and patient but often it is overwhelming. I have several angels in my life in the body of friends and family but I feel like I am asking to much and will wear out my friendships. I live in a small town and we don’t have many options. I have heard the caring bridge is a good and safe place to get help and support

  • Alex Klurfeld

    It’s so nice to read this.

  • Linda Hanna

    Having a much better day today. Thank you so much prayer warriors.

  • Katie O'Connor

    I’m very saddened by this news about Joey. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m hoping for the best.

  • Colleen Oltjenbruns

    Due to health I am unable to visit my sister in room 138 & I am her “normal” as she is mine. Could you update me on pain relief she is receiving? She is not a complainer & sometimes suffers unnecessarily. Also, how is it proceeding toward the facility she will be transferred to once leaving your hospital. Family is hoping for Redwood Cove. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

  • Deb/Debbie Christiansen

    This all started in winter or 2017; I was having headaches daily – after 2 rounds of antibiotics, doctor decided to have a brain CT; a shadow showed up on my right from brain lobe; I had surgery March 3lst and they removed a tumor the size of a golf ball – it was non smallcell lung cancer – stage 4 metastasized to my brain; it was in two lymph nodes and in an air passageway. I underwent chemo and radiation through the summer. Since then I have had good petscans; the air passageway was inoperable. They did a form of cyber knife on my brain. Have undergone Keytruda treatments since January 18 which have done wonders. Very few side effects. In fall of 2020 there was more brain activity which required another cyberknife treatment. Just one treatment and the new MRI looked clean. Then in May 2021 another anomaly showed up on petscan. Doctors struggled to decide if it was new growth or scar tissue. Ultimately decided it was scar tissue, but not certain. Then, Friday the 25th at a golf horse race, friends and family noticed that my upper lip was not moving properly. Possible sign of stroke, and ended up going to emergency room. Pet scan showed no sign of stroke but they kept me overnight for an MRI. Saturday results showed some swelling and fluid buildup in the prior tumor cavity. Still do not know cause and will be seeing brain oncologist on Wednesday the 30th to pursue treatment options.

    Understand, this is not a pity party – just want to update friends and not do a group text. Please don’t worry about commenting – If you are included I love you – if not, it was operator error again.

  • Raven Jones

    On behalf of my BFF, Jill Miersch, I am grateful to Caring Bridge for allowing me a chance to talk to Jill. Jill is my heart & I love her more everyday.