During a health journey, everyone wants to know what’s going on, and how they can help. Public social media isn’t always the right place to share medical details, and it’s too hard to keep up with individual emails, texts and calls. CaringBridge offers a safe, secure place for patients and caregivers to provide health updates, and for family and friends to respond with messages of emotional support and prayers.

• Free, with no ads
• Each site has 3 privacy settings
• Connect to GoFundMe for personal fundraising
• CaringBridge is a global 501(c)3 nonprofit; founded in 1997

Sign In
• A simplified authentication experience
• A choice to remember passwords and keep users signed in
• A choice of email, Facebook, or Google to sign in

Authoring a Site
• Post a Journal Update right from your site's home page
• Easily add photos to Journal Entries
• Add captions, crop and rotate or remove photos from your entry
• View and share Journal Entries or rally support from your community

• Quickly find a loved one's site by site title or person's name
• Navigate to their site's home page and see the latest updates

Following Sites
• Stay updated with notifications on new site activity
• Share a site to help rally more support
• Explore the site with a new task bar
• Easily engage with important updates

Reading Updates
• Quickly see photo highlights
• Easily interact with the latest Journal Entries
• Amp, share, and reply with supportive words

Ways to Help
• Access all the Ways To Help and support tools on one page

Photo Gallery
• An organized gallery to view photo updates
• Add memories from your device's library
• Take current photos with your phone's camera and upload

Ways to Help
• Access all the Ways To Help and support tools on one page

What’s New

Version 7.30.1

Minor enhancements to improve your CaringBridge Mobile App experience

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.8K Ratings

6.8K Ratings

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!!


Stay connected

When my husband was first hospitalized after his stroke, I received too many text messages from concerned family members and friends to he able to reply. I tried creating text groups but I was overwhelmed. Creating a Caring Bridge was a one stop solution for communicating. But it became more. The process of journaling the journey was therapeutic for me. And the support he and I received through Caring Bridge carried our hearts and souls through the devastating events that took months to unfold. The many prayers that were offered, the hearts and comments all built a community of support that helped light up the darkness. When my husband died after 9 months of fighting I wrote our final post. I still look back at his site to remind me of his struggle and journey. But I’m also reminded each time that we were never alone.

copybob ,

The perfect app you never want to use

This app is perfect for a care giver devulging news about a cancer patient who has a large network of loved ones, when you need a single portal place for everyone to access.

In other words, you never want to be there, but it’s a blessing when you are.

In this situation, trying to remember who needs texted, called, etc, is just one thing that can become overwhelming. The ability to share the app link and gather everyone to one place is a real blessing in that circumstance.

As the husband of a woman who had quite an ordeal and later went into remission, I found the journal invaluable in ways I did not expect at the time.

Obviously it helps provide immediate updates.
It’s a place to make immediate needs known.
Probably most valuable, the journal serves as a record of what you’ve been through when doctors and insurance are asking questions about what happened when, and the details of the ordeal are understandably blurry. The journal sorts each entry by chronological date, making it an invaluable reference to consult after the fact.

Caring Bridge is an amazingly useful app for people in a situation no one should be in. But if you are, download it and use it today. It’s a blessing in a difficult time.

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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • 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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