An exceptional voice of experience
— for an unprecedented need.
A 30+ year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities, Peter Rosenberger understands the caregiver’s journey, and is on a mission to strengthen the family caregiver. With his show broadcast on Sirius XM’s Family Talk Channel (131) and an additional 180 stations on American Family Radio, Peter hosts the nation’s #1 show for family caregivers. Through his books, music, radio show and podcast, Peter demonstrates an unswerving commitment to those who put themselves between a vulnerable loved one and even worse disaster.
“How can you laugh through what you all live through!?”
Peter Rosenberger often hears that question when people learn of his 33 year journey as a caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities. (80+ operations including the amputation of both legs).
Yet, both Peter and Gracie draw hope from their deep faith which strengthens their hearts and their sense of humor.
Peter’s weekly radio show, Hope for the Caregiver, is heard on more than 185 stations. Through his show, along with his books and speaking events, Peter address the challenges of life, business, and relationships with candor, compassion, and comedy.
HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER is the the family caregiver outreach of:
Caregivers: By the Numbers!
How many Americans are family caregivers?
Expanding the Definition:
Caring for a loved one with a mental illness or a loved one who is an addict/alcoholic (a chronic disease).
- 46+ million US adults experience mental illness in a given year. NAMI.org
- 20+ million Americans struggle with substance addictions. USA Today 11/2016
- 13+ million adults abuse alcohol or have an alcoholism problem. (projectknow.com)
THEY ALL HAVE A CAREGIVER IN THEIR ORBIT!
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Peter Rosenberger is absolutely amazing. A true leader by example. Read what he has to say and you will understand why he is the most qualified person to teach you how to thrive as a caregiver
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.
With tenacity, tenderness and humor Peter Rosenberger brings hope to those who find themselves in the overwhelming and sometimes lonely role of caregiver.
Gracie, with undaunted courage, lives everyday where only our deepest fears takes us—and that is, a world of unrelenting pain. To spend time with her, though, is to feel a lot of that courage infuse into your own heart. You can’t help but sense the divine strength which is her daily comfort and consolation.
None of us ever plan to be in a position like Peter, but it happens. When I was helping to care for a stroke-ridden father for many years, I wish I had had this book to lean upon!
Peter is a trusted voice in the caregiving world offering powerful tips and strategies with a lot of empathy and humor. He is an informed, engaging host whose distinct perspective, formed over decades, is valued and appreciated.
Hope for the Caregiver Blog
Dear Peter: I'm caring for my 93-year-old mother. She doesn't have dementia, but she's just mean! I've tried everything I can, but I can't make her happy. I've been sober for 6 years, but she makes me want me to start drinking again. I don't know what to do, I simply...
Caregivers and Resentment Resentment seems to be a regular companion for caregivers. Often stemming from a deep-seated belief of obligation, caregivers drive themselves mercilessly with such internal commands such as, “I have to, I must, I’m supposed to, and I...
Back in the 1970's, a friend of mine in the music business worked with legendary artist, James Brown. Years later, my friend encountered the soul singer again and remarked, "You haven't changed in 25 years! With a huge smile, James Brown responded, "If You've Got Your...
When producing my CD, Songs for the Caregiver, I knew this song, What Can Wash Away My Sin, needed to be included. Gracie recorded this in our kitchen. Our longtime friend from college (and Grammy winning music engineer) Chris Latham came to the house and set up...
So many times, we caregivers cry out to God for us to be "delivered FROM" these challenges. Doing this for 34 years, however, I'm learning that God meets us in it ...and delivers us THROUGH It. In the process, we discover our battle is not with our loved one's...
Igniting a Nation Interviews On the last Monday of each month, Peter sits down with Rabbi Eric Walker of Igniting a Nation to unpack issues affecting today's family caregiver. Periodically, they both veer off into other areas in these informative and inspiring...
"Many mistakenly think a stroke happens to the elderly." Sandi Floria quickly moved to intense concern when her 42-year-old husband repeatedly dropped the baby food while feeding their child. The puzzled look on his face signaled more than just clumsy hands, and...
In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?” The question struck me as hilariously funny,...
Reflecting on the 35th Anniversary of Identifying HIV Following three terrifying years since first learning about a then-nameless but virtually always fatal illness, the world held its collective breath as HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler stood at the podium for a press...
The goal is not to Feel Better about our journey as caregivers..It’s to BE better!”