Eagan, MN (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Patients at hospitals that have put limits on visits due to flu outbreaks can still enjoy get-well wishes and tap into other support using free services from CaringBridge.
Some hospitals across the U.S. are placing higher restrictions on their visitation policies due to the threat of H1N1 or other strains of influenza.
But the limits, intended to reduce the spread of viruses, don’t mean that patients have to feel isolated. With CaringBridge, patients and their families can create their own virtual hospital room on CaringBridge.org. Patients, family and friends can gather to exchange health updates, love and support. Setting up a CaringBridge site takes just a few minutes.
“Love and support play an important role in healing,” said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge. “Our services enable patients to stay connected with their loved ones, even when the hospital needs to put limits on in-person visits.”
More than 500,000 people connect through CaringBridge every day. Users have created more than 420,000 CaringBridge sites since the service started in 1997.
CaringBridge recently unveiled new features, including:
Providing a safe place to share updates and support during a health journey continues to be a key focus for CaringBridge. Personal data is never sold, CaringBridge sites are free of advertising and a variety of privacy settings are offered.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit http://www.CaringBridge.org.