Rallying Social Support for Patients and Caregivers
Healthcare teams do more than provide clinical care. Through nursing, social work, child life, chaplaincy and patient experience, hospitals are nurturing the emotional needs of patients. By partnering with CaringBridge, you and your staff can amplify your impact, helping the patients and caregivers you serve reduce isolation and focus on healing while mobilizing their community.
We are the trusted platform for health journey communications.
For more than 20 years, CaringBridge has made it simple and safe to offer or ask for support when it’s needed most. Support from others is an essential constant. And the feeling of community rallying behind you truly matters – research has linked social support and positivity with improved health outcome.
Nearly 300,000 people use our private, ad-free nonprofit social network every single day, sharing health updates and rallying around loved ones.
Hospitals Use CaringBridge to Preserve Personal Connections
During the extraordinary impact of COVID-19 on the health care industry, hospitals across the country are using CaringBridge to preserve critical personal connections between hospitalized patients and their loved ones, as well as those vulnerable patient populations and family caregivers physically distancing from their support communities.
The following are ways CaringBridge is currently being shared in Hospital:
- Social, Emotional & Spiritual Support Care Contact Patient Communications
- Website and Online Communications re: Visitation Policies
- Hospital or Facility Intake: Encourage families to establish a communications process during stay
- Bedside: Installing CaringBridge app on tablets and iPads
- Hospital Software: Patient Portals, Educational Content, Resource Sharing
The Power of CaringBridge
CaringBridge gives patients and caregivers a personal safe place to share news about their health journeys, receive support and digitally coordinate care with loved ones. Our tools make CaringBridge a place to rally any and all support from friends and loved ones so patients focus on healing.
Share CaringBridge with your patients and their caregivers – make sure their care plan includes a powerful support tool like CaringBridge to connect communities to promote healing.
Mobilizing Social Support in Healthcare: A Guide for Providers
Kasley Killam, MPH, is the founder of Social Health Labs, and has a master’s from the Harvard School of Public Health. She shares with us a guide for providers on the importance of human connection on a health journey and how it improves health outcomes.
How to Partner with Us
CaringBridge is a resource offered to organizations, hospitals and health systems with no financial or contractual obligations. Referring a patient or family caregiver to start a CaringBridge site at diagnosis, hospitalization or rehabilitation establishes a communication process and allows families to mobilize support. Organizations may utilize any of the resources below to begin sharing CaringBridge now or contact our Partnerships team to learn more.
Professional Brand Assets
Equip your teams and administrative personal with the training, tools and resources to effectively share CaringBridge as a Patient support resource in ways that work for your organization.
CaringBridge Healthcare Referral eBook
Referral Training Guide
CaringBridge Fast Facts
New Pediatric Resources
CaringBridge Referral Training Guide – VA
CaringBridge Cancer Healthcare Referral eBook
Brochures for Patients
We offer a range of materials you can download or order at no cost to you. Display these Brochures in patient-facing areas and distribute them to key staff or select departments.
CaringBridge English Brochure
CaringBridge Spanish Brochure
CaringBridge VA General Brochure
CaringBridge VA Mental Health Brochure
CaringBridge Pediatric Brochure
CaringBridge Pediatric Spanish Brochure
What Current Partners are Saying
CaringBridge is such a wonderful resource for our families."
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Child & Family Life
We appreciate the support CaringBridge provides our patients and families at Akron Children’s"
The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
Websites such as CaringBridge … are helpful because they allow families to share the amount of information they are comfortable with giving out. Some families like to post news daily, and some prefer to share updates occasionally. CaringBridge allows the family to control the information, ensuring it is accurate."
Together powered by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
I love CaringBridge. I tell my families all the time to start a site because if they aren’t overwhelmed yet, they soon will be and CaringBridge is so helpful."
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Child Life Specialist
Mayo Clinic Health System offers CaringBridge, free of charge, for our patients while they are at one of our sites. A CaringBridge site offers many ways for people to stay connected with loved ones back home and elsewhere during any type of health event."
Mayo Clinic Health System
Special Thanks to Our Partners
Our partner relationships go a long way towards helping us achieve our vision of a world where no one goes through a health journey alone and were grateful to every one.
While we’d love to acknowledge the hundreds of hospitals, clinics and organizations sharing CaringBridge, we have highlighted a few of our longest and most supportive relationships to demonstrate the span and embrace our free resource.
Join Our Community of Healing
There are many ways we can work together to make a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers around the world. If your organization is interested in sharing CaringBridge with your patients, family caregivers, membership or visitors, connect with our Partnership team to discuss how we can support your efforts.
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cumulative site visits
1 in 8
people in the U.S. used CaringBridge in 2021