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 7.21.0

- Onboarding assistance when logging in is now available through the App
- Other minor enhancements to improve your CaringBridge App experience

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K 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!!

addhammrix d ,

CaringBridge is a Fantastic, Hassle-Free Communication Tool

I appreciate this tool so very much. My family and I are able to utilize it to keep our loved ones updated without overwhelming our personal messages. CaringBridge’s options like “tributes” and “well wishes” are a very thoughtful option for loved ones to leave special messages. CaringBridge has helped our family to streamline all communication and manage it in our own time while not being overwhelmed. It can feel overwhelming to update loved ones, even if their intentions are good, it’s hard to keep track of all the messages you get when a family member is going through something. So the reason I recommend this app and website is because it’s been the solution to that very issue. Thanks CaringBridge!

PacoValdes ,

Great app for difficult times

Our daughter is in the fight for her life and a lot of people continuously ask us for updates on her condition, this makes it so much easier. Also the well wishes section is a great feature where people can post messages that she will be able to read later to help her on her recovery.

The only thing that I think could be improved is the amount of donate buttons that are in the page and that sometimes get people confused into thinking that the donation is for the patient. I do not know if this is a non for profit or a regular company looking to maximize profits but I think that through fees and donation buttons that are not subject to interpretation the site could generate its revenue.

Just a suggestion, but great app. Thank you.


85.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information


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