Communicating with family and friends during a health crisis can be a significant challenge. In order to help caregivers and patients stay in touch with family and friends, some health systems are turning to the web.
Bon Secours Hospice has recently added this free online service to its long list of hospice services and programs. By partnering with CareBridge.org, an organization that provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, the Bon Secours Hospice team hopes to help those in need save time and emotional energy by simplifying communication, making each medical update and health concern easier.
CaringBridge sites offer a personal and private space for family members and loved ones to communicate health news. By following a few easy steps, a CaringBridge website can be created in minutes. These sites also offer a variety of easy-to-use features, including a journal section, for those who want to provide ongoing updated, and a guestbook, for visitors to leave messages of support.
Connecting through CaringBridge has helped some hospice patients overcome physical and emotional distances when communication and support is essential.