Using CaringBridge

CaringBridge Planner Makes it Easy to Request and Accept Offers of Help

During a health journey, patients and caregivers almost always need help, and family and friends would do almost anything to help. But human nature and feeling overwhelmed often make it hard for those in the thick of things ask for help. And it can be tricky for those wanting to help to know what is actually helpful.

In fact, in a recent survey of patients and caregivers using CaringBridge, 53% of those who responded said they could use help with food, chores, transportation and finances, but they very seldom asked. This simply should not be true … but from experience you are likely nodding in agreement.

With this in mind, the CaringBridge Planner has been newly organized and designed to bridge the gaps. With input from people like you, who have been on the receiving and giving ends of help, the Planner simplifies the process of making and accepting requests.

Patients and caregivers have been using the Planner to schedule transport to doctor appointments, coordinate grocery and/or meal delivery, arrange childcare, take care of pets, chores and errands, and even set up good times to stop by and say hello. Some families also are using it as a handy place for medication reminders.

For more details on how the  Planner works, watch this 2-minute video or click the Ways to Help or Planner icons on the homepage of a CaringBridge site you update or follow.

With the goal for CaringBridge to always be as useful as possible, you also may be able to link or contribute to GoFundMe campaigns from the Ways to Help page.

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Cindy Bouman Aug 04, 2020 6:52pm
Prayers abound! For you, Patricia, Robin and Lina and all the family! LOVE and LIGHT and Healing Prayers being sent your way! ❤️
Althea Haygood Aug 01, 2020 2:24pm
I am praying for you and your loved one.
Denise Wesolowski Jul 18, 2020 3:50pm
So heart breaking. We have such fond memories of Denise and Tom up on Silver Lake. Your all in our thoughts and prayers. So sad that Cancer, not once but twice attacked your family. Keep the faith and stay strong.
Jhon Edmar Jul 18, 2020 5:22am
nice story
Becky Billingsley Jul 10, 2020 8:25am
Just want you know that we are praying for you and if you need anything don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mary Ann Jul 01, 2020 10:11pm
Zach, we met when you graduated college. I can with Aunt Rosemarie. I pray for Eliza Cate. I can't donate blood as I have cancer. My heart is with you guys and Eliza& pray to Aunt Rosemarie in heaven to intervene for her. I am do far away that I can't do day to day help for you. Sending love to you all.
Bob Zerbel Jun 25, 2020 3:49pm
Keep up the good work!! Super happy for you both.
Marilyn Botzenhart Jun 20, 2020 8:23pm
🙏🙏🙏 Fr. John
Shirley Jun 15, 2020 3:21pm
Janet Lee Jun 15, 2020 9:01am
Debbie,please get better soon. LOVE YOU. JANET
Heidi Coffman Jun 13, 2020 10:25am
I have no idea what you really do. I
Maryrose Jun 06, 2020 9:00am
Hi Anne, you are one of God's warriors, keep your faith, you will get your starry crown from God. Love you cousin Maryrose
Adele Lake Jun 05, 2020 1:32pm
Wow! This is amazing! I truly believe that caring is sharing. It is something I have practiced all of my adult life. It is great to see such brilliant idea on a social media platform.
SalliecSterling Jun 04, 2020 1:33am
Happy 18th Birthday 🎂 and Happy Graduation 💐 to a real 🌟💥! Have thought about you and what your senior year memories will be like. Love and best wishes and prayers Kerissa.
Tracy l horton Apr 17, 2020 10:29am
Dewey has recovered from 7 or more strokes,under pain management for his Spine and leg pain.Had a history of ca and His activity.He has a?device dog named ;Buster.