“I have learned that healthy caregivers make better caregivers, and that we can live a calmer, healthier, and more joyful life in the midst of some very difficult and trying circumstances. Caregivers with Hope is committed to making that possible.”
Peter Rosenberger, Founder Caregivers with Hope
Endless and skyrocketing medical costs. Loneliness. Stress. Hopelessness. These are just a few of the calling cards received by over 65 million Americans that serve as family caregivers – unpaid friends and family who are providing care for someone who is ill, disabled or aged. In many instances, they are on call 24/7 and face challenges that have a far-reaching impact within the religious, medical, and social service communities, as well as the workplace. The emotional and financial stress that inevitably comes with the territory is having a catastrophic effect on the family unit with almost 90% of marriages with a disabled family member ending in divorce. The murder/suicide rates are on the rise among caregivers and their loved ones and are expected to continue to escalate.
Caregivers with Hope, founded by Peter Rosenberger, offers clear, proven strategies to guide caregivers towards a healthier lifestyle in every facet of their life. Peter is ‘the Caregivers Caregiver’ bringing diverse talent and outrageous humor and candor to encourage others. “The goal is not just making family caregivers feel better, but offering them the tools and empowerment to be better” says Rosenberger.
Through an unparalleled journey with his wife Gracie, Peter has navigated through a medical nightmare for the past three decades that has included 78 operations and the amputation of both of Gracie’s legs. In the process, he has learned that a caregiver cannot only survive, but thrive in the midst of oftentimes grim circumstances. A most ardent champion for the cause of family caregivers for years as a speaker, author and radio host of his own weekly show on News Radio WLAC 1510 in Nashville (also on iHeart Radio), he is also an accomplished pianist and black belt in Hapkido.
In addition to directly strengthening the caregiver, Caregivers with Hope provides invaluable resources to counselors, clergy, and medical practitioners. With an estimated 47% of caregivers still in the workforce, it also offers valuable tips to employers to help them better understand the needs of their employees who also serve as caregivers. Caregivers with Hope offers guidance to businesses who provide products and services to the caregiver on how they can better understand their customer and meet their needs in the best way possible.
Peter’s lengthy media credits include USA Today, Today, The Today Show, Fox news, Guideposts, AARP, BBC World News, among others, and he offers practical help in his latest book, Hope for the Caregiver – Encouraging Words to Strengthen Your Spirit (Worthy Inspired, September 2014), heartily endorsed by comedian, author, and television host Jeff Foxworthy.
“In a world hung up on trying to make sense out of hard times, Peter drives the point home that we don’t have to understand—God understands, and that’s enough. This is THE book for caregivers, written by one with scars and immense credibility.”
For more information, go to www.caregiverswithhope.com