Veterans experiencing health challenges can stay connected with loved ones with a free communications platform thanks to CaringBridge.

Family and friends are an amazing source of support, but constantly sharing updates with each and every one of them is impractical. CaringBridge replaces countless texts and emails with a free, easy-to-use and secure communications platform.

Free Site for Veterans Support | CaringBridge

Brian Muller used CaringBridge for his wife Amie, a Veteran fighting cancer.

“CaringBridge was a huge thing for us,” Muller said. “Amie was a very social person, but when she was sick it was hard to have people around. But she did want people to know what was going on. We used CaringBridge to keep family, friends and those who she served with updated through 10 months of cancer treatment.”

How does CaringBridge work?

More than 300,000 people use CaringBridge’s free private communications platform every single day. The platform has tools Veterans and their families need to easily share updates, read messages of support and coordinate help. Most sites are created by the family caregiver or a loved one as it’s often easier for them to manage the site to rally visitors for emotional and instrumental support.

Online journal to post health updates

When you’re on a journey recovering from illness or injury, even something simple like texting or emailing updates to loved ones can be one to-do too many. CaringBridge is a website for sharing health updates with everyone in a patient’s circle – saving time and energy.

More ‘Ways to Help’

Even when a patient needs help the most, they may be hesitant to reach out directly to friends and family, worried that it’s asking too much. The Ways to Help section of each CaringBridge site provides easy access to digitally coordinate meaningful help. The CaringBridge Planner offers relief and support and allows patients or family to easily ask their community to help with daily tasks. Other helpful tools include community meal coordination through Meal Train and starting a GoFundMe personal fundraiser to pay for medical expenses and broader caring activities and services.

Safety

Unlike other online platforms, privacy – not profit – is our main concern. CaringBridge is a secure, ad-free community that never sells user data. Families can also establish their own privacy settings and adjust these at any time.

Expertise

CaringBridge is a nonprofit that has been supporting health journeys for nearly 25 years. We are trustworthy and we know the power of community support in health journey communications.

Quick Set-Up

It only takes a few minutes to create a CaringBridge website – just follow a few simple steps in the start a site process found on www.CaringBridge.org/military.

Easy to use

Personalizing a page and sharing written updates, photos and more are straightforward with our easy-to-use interface. Our live Customer Care team is also readily available to answer user questions.

A free CaringBridge website has all the tools needed to keep family and friends updated during  difficult health challenges. Because we’re a nonprofit, we put the patient’s needs first. CaringBridge has helped more than 900,000 patients and their family caregivers make private, personal connections when they need it most. If you or a loved one are experiencing a new health event or ongoing health issues, learn how to start a free site at www.CaringBridge.org/military.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services on the part of VA.

By This article was written and shared by CaringBridge. Additional information about CaringBridge and other articles can be found at www.CaringBridge.org.

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Published on Nov. 17, 2021

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2 Comments

  1. Rene Page November 25, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Hello I am a retired disabled vet of 21 years and have several medical problems and some that the goverment doesn’t acknowledge from Fort McCllean Al, when i went there as a Nuclear , Biological & Chemical specialist MOS AIT trainer but they never told us that there was leackage from some sites that i was monitoring and now i have several problems from that place and the Army won’t acknowledge it so I am in difficult times and could use some help, please advise how you can help i am going to be about 6 sates away from my kids and can’t really afford internet to be able to talk to them on a regular basis so how does your program work please?

  2. Marvin November 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I attempted to use the travel website, however it is still locking out veterans, unless that meet the old criteria.

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