Canary Health® Partners with CaringBridge®

In an effort to reach more caregivers, Canary Health’s caregiver focused Building Better Caregivers®(BBC) program and CaringBridge®, a free, personal, protected communications  platform that provides a simple solution for updating your community on the loved one in your care, have teamed up to reach more veteran caregivers to deliver the tools and support they need to care for their veteran.


“With a current shortage of healthcare workers, an aging baby boomer population, and currently over 53 million unpaid caregivers nationwide (21% of the US population), this is a critical group that needs our support. By teaming up with organizations like CaringBridge, we can reach more veteran caregivers to give them the tools and support they need and deserve,” said Katy Plant, General Manager, Canary Health.


As a family caregiver, confronting an illness or an injury is one of the most demanding, isolating things you can do. Family and friends are an amazing source of support, but constantly sharing updates is impractical and can be emotionally draining. That’s where CaringBridge comes in. CaringBridge is a free, personal, protected communications platform with simple tools for family caregivers to share health updates, and for their community to offer support and encouragement when it matters most.


Since 2013, Canary Health® has worked to reach unpaid caregivers to provide the Building Better Caregivers program nationally to caregivers of sick and wounded veterans from all eras, and to non-veteran caregivers.  To date, more than 18,000 family caregivers have engaged with BBC.


Up to 30 family caregivers log into the online Building Better Caregivers program at their convenience, 2-3 times a week for approximately 2 hours/wk for 6-week training session (available on any device with a browser).  Core content includes methods to improve caregiver’s health, dealing with emotions, managing stress, managing difficult care-partner behaviors, solving problems, setting goals, finding resources, communicating with health professionals, navigating healthcare systems, managing medications, making decisions and planning for the future.


Caregivers to veterans of any era can learn more and sign up for this free program here.


About CaringBridge®

Through your free personal CaringBridge site, you can update your community and ask for support in one place. CaringBridge offers health updates your way, at your comfort level, with a variety of privacy levels to choose from. For over 25 years, CaringBridge has worked towards a world where no one goes through a health journey alone—learn more about starting your free site today.


About Building Better Caregivers®

Canary Health® offers an evidence-based, digital, peer-to-peer education and support program called Building Better Caregivers® to help family caregivers improve their care recipients’ outcomes as well as their own. Building Better Caregivers is on the list of Best Practice Caregiving for family caregivers certified by the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and the Family Caregiving Alliance (


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