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Stay connected with friends and family

Stay connected with friends and family

These are stressful and confusing times and we’ve had to make some tough decisions of limiting visitors and support persons while our patients are in our facilities. These tools/apps can help you stay in touch with your loved ones when you can’t physically be by their side. Staying connected supports the healing process by overcoming geographical boundaries, and times when visitors are not possible.  

Available on Computer, Android and iOS 
(Google Play for Android and Apple App Store for iOS)

  • Caring Bridge (https://www.caringbridge.org/createwebsite) – Website, phone app (no video), Computer - Patients can create private websites that are available to family and friends for updates and sending words of encouragement. 
  • Facebook Messenger – App: Video chat
  • WhatsApp – App: Video chat/chat only (on computer)
  • Google Hangouts (https://hangouts.google.com)– Photos, emoji, group video calls
  • Skype – App: Video chat/meeting
  • Webroom.net (https://webroom.net/)– App: Video chat/meeting/class
  • WeChat – App: Video chat/meeting/class


Existing feature on iOS 

  • FaceTime – Video chat, multiple people


Available on Android and iOS 
(Google Play for Android and Apple App Store for iOS)

  • Fring – App: Video chat
  • Google Duo – App: Video chat
  • Imo – App: Video chat
  • Kakao Talk – App: Video chat
  • Line Messenger – App: Video chat
  • ooVoo – App: Video chat
  • Snapchat – App: Video chat
  • Tango – App: Video chat
  • Telegram – App: Chat only
  • Viber – App: Video chat
  • WeChat – App: Video chat
  • Yahoo Messenger – App: Video chat

The Carle pastoral care team is also offering a daily prayer for additional support to those in need. To hear a daily prayer message call 217-326-PRAY (6-7729).

For the latest Carle information on COVID-19, visit the Carle Newsroom.  

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Tags: communicate, communication, coronavirus, COVID-19, healthy

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