CaringBridge 12+

Safe place for health journeys

    • 4.9 • 19.3K Ratings
    • Free



CaringBridge is a no-cost, 501(c)(3) nonprofit health platform that surrounds family caregivers with support while they care for a loved one on a health journey. A donor-supported nonprofit founded in 1997, the organization offers tools to share and document a health journey, simplify care coordination, and connect caregivers with a supportive community. CaringBridge addresses feelings of overwhelm, isolation, and loneliness by improving emotional health and social connectedness, helping people come together in support of healing. With over 300,000 people on the platform every day sending or receiving support, there are over 1,600 messages of love, hope, and compassion posted every hour. And every 12 minutes a new CaringBridge page is started. The CaringBridge community includes all 50 states and more than 242 countries around the world. To learn more visit

Private, protected, and ad-free
· A trusted, private, and ad-free space that only a nonprofit like CaringBridge can provide to support family caregivers and their loved ones on a health journey.

Communicate to everyone all at once
· Communicate to everyone all at once in a safe and private space, relieving the burden of individually updating people.

Capture and process every step of the health journey
· The very act of capturing a loved one’s health journey improves emotional health and social support.

Coordinate care with family and friends
· Making it easy to ask for help, because we know it’s often the most difficult thing to ask for.

What’s New

Version 9.0.4

Fixed an issue related to Posts and improved remote image displaying.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19.3K Ratings

19.3K Ratings

#Carterstrong! ,

Carter Harbon Strong!

This is such a blessing to not only parents, and their loved ones, but for all of us! who can’t be there with Carter. This is the second time I’ve been blessed to be able to send love! prayers! and support! to one of my newest!”Hero’s!” Carter Harbon. My first journey I was able to follow with the blessing of, “Caring Bridge!” was another family of “Forever Friends!” and their “Miracle!” son to this day, who’s story, and his “Heart!” blessed with by another families love, and unimaginable loss! , Jett Skaggs. If it had not been for the updates, pics! and his strong family’s faith every step of the way, we could not have imagined! how we could have gotten though all that precious family went through. I pray if any family is walking a health journey that has turned their lives upside down! they will be led to this amazing! “ Heart Connection!” that has been created. I pray each one! will be blessed! to use it to bring the comfort, and updates even in the midst of each families storms! I thank God! even more tonight, as we are blessed! to follow! our previous! faithful! “Harborn family,” and especially our newest, “ Hero!” with, Carters journey. Thank you all who help families stay connected all over the world. Sincerely, Shelia Stephen’s! Thank you also for your help in editing my profile! 🙏🏻✝️🫶🏼💪🦸🏻‍♂️🕊️

LHunt6770 ,

Such a saving grace !

This app has made a difficult time so much easier. This app allows me to keep family and friends that are from one coast to the other updated without having to make phone calls and keep track of time zones and try to find time to sit and talk on the phone when there are so many other things that I need to be doing . It also gives them a chance to leave supportive messages for the care giver or the person themselves. You can read messages to your person and let them know how many people are there supporting them even though they can’t visit . This app has also given you privacy instead of your life being posted on other social media forums this allows you to control who you invite to part of this . You have all the control. You can have multiple authors that can post updates so if there are multiple care givers you can share the responsibility. You can also share photos . For me I know I have been trying to keep ours as upbeat as possible so that it is as encouraging possible right now. As our situation changes our posts may change . This is an app that I could not be without right now!!

lizziebiz08 ,

Very clunky to use

I love the idea of the service this app provides, but actually using it has been very clunky experience and I probably would have used a different platform had I known it would be so cumbersome. There are too many tabs to click through to read people’s comments and see what people are saying. There is a “story section” at the top, a news feed that blends all the activity together, a journal tab, a tribute wall for people who donate to the caring bridge site, a well-wishes wall, and a photo gallery of only the photos you post, not what others post in comments,etc. All that to say, it’s just too many tabs to sort through when you are trying to keep track of who said what or find something. They should just have a journal/blog format and get rid of the daily feed, tribute wall and well wishes wall and let people leave comments in one place only.

Also, the app is very glitchy. It doesn’t load the latest posts when you open it and I have to manually refresh the app. It regularly gives me alerts for things I’ve already reviewed.
The app doesn’t allow you to click links people post or see videos people post. The website is better and gives more options to respond to comments on both the well wishes and journal posts, whereas the app only allow you to respond to journal posts. I hope they can fix these glitchy issues. Would not recommend this app.

App Privacy

The developer,, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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