Helping

Among the goals at CaringBridge is to close the gap between those who need help but hesitate to ask, and those who wish to help, but don’t know what’s helpful.

What To Do

8 Best Ways to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital, and you want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? A thoughtful card? Or maybe something to help them pa…

16 Ways to Support Someone with Cancer

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you may have a million questions running through your head. How should I react? What should I say? How can I help? We asked our CaringBridge commun…

What to Know

14 ‘Get Well Soon’ Gift Ideas to Show You Care

When a family member or friend goes through a health journey – whether it be surgery, a broken bone or a hospitalization – you’d do anything to help them feel better. Fortunately, there are many…

12 Best Items to Pack for a Hospital Stay

If your loved one has an overnight or extended hospital stay, you’ll need to bring a few things. The question is: what should you bring? Here are 12 of the most important items to pack in your h…

6 Helpful Ways to Cope with Loneliness

In 2018, nearly half of Americans reported feeling lonely. A study done by Cigna, a major health insurer in the United States, surveyed 20,000 people in their 2018 Loneliness Index with findings showi…

What to Say

What to Write in a Get Well Card

A handwritten get well card is a sweet and simple gesture that can make a big difference to someone going through a health struggle. Taking the time to actually write something by hand shows how much …

28 Heartfelt Thank You Messages for Nurses

Nurses are truly superheroes. They brave the front lines for us so we don’t have to. We asked our Facebook followers to share some gratitude messages for nurses, and hundreds of responses flooded in…

What to Say When Someone Passes Away

When someone that you know and love is grieving, it can be extremely hard to find the words to say. Do you express feelings of sympathy? Or tell a fond memory of their loved one that has died?  W…