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Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
May 09, 2024
From a major milestone to the secret of triumph to precision pastoring we cover quite a bit of ground in this Hope for the Caregiver episode www hopeforthecaregiver com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
April 20, 2024
Kelly O'Connor joined my program today to discuss how she's helping families navigate the complexity of caregiving - particularly with seniors Kelly and Gracie grew up together - and Kelly is one of us Not only does she have SIGNIFICANT caregiving experience but look what she's done with it With specialized certifications in Gerontology Dementia Care and Life Coaching and a master's degree in Spiritual Psychology Kelly brings over years of dedicated experience to the table Having assisted nearly individuals and their families her insights are a treasure trove for those navigating the complexities of aging Whether it's providing caregiver [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
April 17, 2024
Following the loss of her own legs Gracie resolved to provide quality prosthetic limbs for fellow amputees In she and I developed a unique partnership with the Ghana Health Service to train and equip local workers to fabricate limbs for their own people We call it Standing With Hope [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 24, 2024
Winston Churchill stated We Are masters of unsaid words and slaves to those we let slip out As caregivers we live in a pressure cooker - and often spout of things we wish we could reclaim Sometimes we have to bit our tongues and learn to like the taste of blood In this opening monologue from the program I discuss this issue that affects everyone - it is the human condition - but we as caregivers can be exceptionally prone to this TRANSCRIPT there may be typos Welcome to Hope for the Caregiver here on American Family Radio This is [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 15, 2024
As caregivers we often must make decisions that benefit the whole unit - not Just one person We get into the trap as caregivers where we're thinking of someone almost to the exclusion of everyone else I understand why - because that person has extreme needs But as a caregiver YOU are meeting many of those extreme needs What happens if you don't consider the person meeting the extreme needs You must think of the whole unit SHOW TRANSCRIPT May Contain Typos If you feel that you are operating out of guilt or fear or any of those things what [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 09, 2024
When I launched a caregiver outreach I established a goal to help provide caregivers with a vocabulary that helped identify their feelings and needs Without understanding help remains elusive In this bonus segment from our broadcast I provide two unusual examples of how caregivers feel on any given day I do this to not only give fellow caregivers that understanding but those who seek to help them as well [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
February 28, 2024
TRANSCRIPT This is the program for you as a family caregiver Healthy caregivers make better caregivers Hopeforthecaregiver com You know about that last block I ought to have a thing where you guys y'all send us some lyrics for the song Maybe we'll figure out which one's the best one and I'll get Gracie to sing it when she starts getting better What do you think Because she said Gracie was very worried She said look I've got to get my voice into shape I said well you've got time darling You're just now three months out of surgery so [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
February 18, 2024
People become disoriented in the journey of caregiving Caregivers often think Okay if I could get them to stop acting like this if I could just get through this next procedure if we could just see if we could stop this particular thing from happening then we can have the contentment and the peace and the satisfaction or the stability that we're craving How's that working for you How's that working for any of us It's like we have this stick out in front of us dangling this carrot of things going how we want them to be but we [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
February 15, 2024
Everything I do is to help talk my fellow caregivers off a ledge because people have done this for me People get so disoriented in the journey of caregiving Caregivers often think Okay if I could get them to stop acting like this if I could just get through this next procedure if we could just see if we could stop this particular thing from happening then we can have the contentment and the peace and the satisfaction or the stability that we're craving How's that working for you How's that working for any of us It's like we have [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
January 29, 2024
Let Your Scars Speak Not Your Wounds One of the things that we've developed in our culture is this mentality of putting everything out there that doesn't need to be put out there You know you can blame it on Jerry Springer but it actually goes back a lot further than that But we have this I don't know there's some kind of sick fascination with getting out there and blurting out stuff that really needs to be kept private and needs to be dealt with And we as caregivers live with raw wounds And the easy thing for us [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
January 13, 2024
In nd Samuel there's a remarkable story about a man named Mephibosheth [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
January 08, 2024
Caregivers often find ourselves in the unenviable spot of needing to confront or provide leadership to people with far more skills and training than we possess One of the ways we can navigate those times is by learning to ask better questions Another is to educate ourselves As we face the new year I talked about those things and more [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
December 29, 2023
Waffles and Well-Being From extended hospital stays surrounded by faceless people in masks to longer nights where loneliness and fear serve as companions caregivers remain prone to feeling adrift and disconnected Longing for recognizable landmarks that signal safe harbor caregivers face the challenge of re-anchoring themselves often in a storm But it doesn't have to be complicated During my wife's surgeries in Denver I stepped into a Waffle House near the hospital I love Waffle House I grew up going to Waffle House but we now live in Montana and there's no Waffle House in the whole state In Denver [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
December 16, 2023
Grammy Award Winner Dove Award Winner Artist Songwriter and Caregiver Laura Story joined the program to share her story thoughts and how her life as a caregiver laurastorymusic com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
November 29, 2023
I recently did an interview with Seth and Deb Quad Cities radio Moody In this interview I provided the background of how Gracie got to where she is and what sustains us through this [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
November 18, 2023
Forty years is a long time It's even longer when every day is filled with pain disability and struggles Today November is the fortieth anniversary of the devastating car accident that changed Gracie's life Listen to her recount that day - in her own words There's a special bonus following Gracie reading the prologue from her book 's [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
October 31, 2023
As a Caregiver do you often feel lost in someone else's story It happens Recovering your identity is the first step towards becoming a healthier caregiver In this episode we'll talk about losing the melody and how our vocabulary gives us away when we have lost our identity www hopeforthecaregiver com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
October 23, 2023
Admittedly it's hard to know what to say to a struggling caregiver Yet in the absence of not knowing what to say people often say things that are unhelpful - or even more burdensome Here are three things to avoid telling caregivers - and suggestions for what to say instead [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 20, 2023
We've done everything possible to save this leg all that's left is amputation when you're ready we'll have that conversation Those words came from Gracie's surgeon following numerous operations to save her right leg that was crushed and disfigured in her car accident Everyone in Gracie's life including me had an opinion about this and Gracie understandably struggled mightily during this time At twenty-five with a toddler the decision weighed heavily on her young heart Setting an appointment with our pastor Bob she limped into his office on her mangled right foot As she sat quietly in his study he [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 18, 2023
In a recent report from the American Medical Association AMA a list of the highest burnout rates among physicians are Emergency medicine Hospital medicine Family medicine Pediatrics Obstetrics and gynecology Internal medicine In this episode I discuss our response as caregivers to this alarming report [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 10, 2023
Robert Burns penned the line the best-laid schemes of mice and men can go awry more than years ago in his poem To A Mouse The phrase seems appropriate for the constant changes to the best of plans John Steinbeck turned the term for his classic Of Mice and Men and the phrase in various forms permanently resides in our cultural lexicon This is the phrase that came to mind over the last few days On Friday Sept th Gracie was scheduled for another serious back operation hours in Denver As we prepared to leave for the airport in Montana [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 07, 2023
Drive By Diagnosis The term Drive-By Diagnoses accurately captures the shared experiences of countless caregivers It's as though passersby morph into experts leaning out the window to offer advice on caring for loved ones irrespective of their connection or expertise Comments like Have you considered a new drug or I know someone who swears by this often emerge One might even stumble upon stories of the latest extract from a miracle plant thriving solely in some guy's backyard in New Guinea Worse still discussions occasionally veer into divine judgment implying wrongdoing as the cause of affliction What did you do [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 02, 2023
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry - Robert Burns You would think after nearly years of caregiving I'd get the travel thing down cold But a recent trip to Denver for a medical consult turned into a challenging event I learned that even after all these years I need to go back to the fundamentals [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
August 27, 2023
Genevieve Collins State Director Texas of Americans for Prosperity joined the program to discuss how AFP advocates for citizens crushed by health care debt Americans for Prosperity is the premier grassroots advocacy organization transforming policy around the country A major part of how they do that is to hear from individuals and families and allow them to share their stories - all the way to state houses and even Congress Genevieve shares how AFP in Texas advocates for families with severe and chronic medical challenges - and provides a voice for those who feel voiceless As Genevieve instructs in the [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
August 20, 2023
What kind of relationship withstands the brutal onslaught of nearly four decades of medical trauma and operations Well ours has - but not because of us In this episode I share the origins of our relationship as Gracie and I recently celebrated our th anniversary Despite the challenges my goofiness and my lack of abilities God continues to sustain Gracie and me through sickness and health and equips us to continue Standing With Hope See more at www hopeforthecaregiver com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
July 26, 2023
Aggressive Assurance During a recent medical event with my wife she received significant time with the acute pain management team To my surprise they engaged me asked questions and solicited my thoughts as Gracie's longtime caregiver Recognizing that post-operative pain management with her is a bit of a trick they listened as I shared numerous incidents from her long journey After relating her history I added In my experience I've found that one of the most effective ways to help her is 'aggressive assurance ' Constantly reinforcing 'We've got you and we're on top of this ' The pain management [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
June 28, 2023
One of the more challenging things that caregivers face is feeling disoriented Caregiving hits are bodies minds emotions professions money and relationships - often simultaneously We desperately need situational awareness HopeForTheCaregiver com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
April 02, 2023
I wrote a portion of this song in January - but finished it this week after the events at Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Covenant School Gracie sang it Wednesday afternoon - and her heart broke as she sang these lyrics based in Psalm [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 28, 2023
I often encounter fellow caregivers struggling in horrific circumstances And I just as often unexpectedly encounter folks from all sorts of backgrounds who fight to find solid ground as caregivers In this episode I share some of those encounters and ask what your thoughts are about their circumstances - and what I offered [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
February 27, 2023
How many caregivers put their lives on hold until their caregiving journey improves or ends Is that a good idea I recently discussed something I am doing - while serving as a full-time caregiver and invited fellow caregivers to do the same [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
February 25, 2023
We can always live in the wreckage of our past and wonder what could have been - but is that helpful Hoping for a better past is futile C S Lewis stated You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending www hopeforthecaregiver com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
February 21, 2023
Roll With It Discussing the impact of his wife getting the flu I heard a man commiserate The whole system shut down He lamented his plight by referring to housekeeping meals laundry the children and missed time from work and their physical relationship Asking how long her sickness lasted he exasperatedly replied Four days Calculating internally I considered that I'd logged more than twelve thousand days caring for a wife with significant medical challenges In a moment of uncharacteristic graciousness I quietly exited that conversation because I didn't trust my judgment to avoid sarcasm which would not have been helpful [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
January 31, 2023
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Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
January 17, 2023
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Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
December 20, 2022
My wife Gracie joined me for this special Christmas interview and discussed why she loves the snow so much [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
December 17, 2022
How are those four things connected Take a listen to my opening monologue from the broadcast [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
November 30, 2022
Tips on reducing the drama when flying or dealing with doctors [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
November 18, 2022
On Friday November Gracie suffered the terrible car accident that permanently changed her life - and made a mark on so many others In this episode she recounts that day - and joins me to share her thoughts about her -year journey www standingwithhope cm about [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
November 15, 2022
At Walter Reed ArmyMedical Center years ago I listened to a man who although missing both legs cracked jokes with a contagious sense of humor The soldier's face quickly clouded over however when I pointedly asked him how things were back home Looking down at his new prosthetic legs he whispered My marriage is on the rocks and it doesn't look good The loss of his legs didn't keep him from joking but the wounds of his heart silenced the laughter In that same PT room Gracie walked over to a soldier missing his right leg and lying on a [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
October 30, 2022
How do you help anchor someone with a lifetime of abnormal circumstances to normalcy How do you help yourself do so I recently discussed this on the show - as well as provided a few insights into the extraordinary person that is my wife Gracie [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
October 18, 2022
From the national broadcast Keeping it light is a must for caregivers and in the first block I share a few recent things that made me laugh along the way Gracie of course rolls her eyes at me - but she would still admit the humor of it all Not to be outdone btw Gracie can give it out better than most and she's a force of nature In the second block we talk about the importance of caregivers staying SAFE when dealing with unstable relationships www hopeforthecaregiver com Are you safe legally If not visit www caregiverlegal com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
October 13, 2022
We've done everything possible to save this leg all that's left is amputation when you're ready we'll have that conversation Those words came from Gracie's surgeon following numerous operations to save her right leg - crushed and disfigured in her car accident Everyone in Gracie's life including me had an opinion about this and Gracie understandably struggled mightily during this time At twenty-five with a toddler the decision weighed heavily on her young heart Setting an appointment with our pastor Bob she limped into his office on her mangled right foot As she sat quietly in his study he stated [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
October 11, 2022
From our - - broadcast In our fast-paced life we are often tempted to make hurried decisions For caregivers the speed and pressure intensify - and the decision-making suffers A listener shared his plight frustration and actions he considered while caring for his ailing mother Have you ever grasped at straws while desperately trying to deal with the challenges of caregiving [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 26, 2022
While in Ghana with our prosthetic limb outreach Standing With Hope Gracie and I visited a church in the port city of Tema Following the service I met a tall impressive man wearing a flowing white traditional costume with gold trim With a thick English Ghanian accent I heard him introduce himself as de King ' Amos Never meeting a king I felt a bit tongue-tied and stammered Sir I apologize I don't know how to properly address you With a huge smile he offered in his deep voice Just call me Amos Sir I can't just call you that [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 23, 2022
Sometimes we're faced with such difficult circumstances - and it's hard to know how to respond A woman asked Gracie and me what to do when her son chose to be transgendered - and was angry with her for keeping pictures of him as a boy in her home I discuss a couple of these in my recent broadcast [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 08, 2022
Dr Betsy McCaughey chairs the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths - and she joined the program to share their work and ways for patients and their caregivers to reduce their risk of contracting infections while in the hospital assisted care rehab or other institutional care facilities With Gracie's medical history spanning nearly years and containing more than operations we've lost track of how many days she and I spent in hospitals But we can count the infections Gracie contracted while inpatient MRSA Staph and so many others added more significant challenges to her already difficult journey - which is why [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
September 05, 2022
You ever struggle to hold your tongue while answering questions at the doctor's office Gracie's been treated by more than physicians - and we've had our share of exasperating and hilarious moments In this episode from the broadcast I share one that fits both categories Then I follow it up with the P's to use when dealing with physicians For more visit www hopeforthecaregiver com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
August 20, 2022
Every caregiver - and I do mean EVERY caregiver will struggle with what I call the I's We lose our independence we become isolated and we lose our identity During my ten years on the air I've discussed these things often - and felt a refresher for myself was in order I go into further detail in my book Hope for the Caregiver www hopeforthecaregiver com books Please share this episode with as many as possible all too many caregivers struggle in isolation and this episode will help them learn how to push back against that isolation as well as [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
July 24, 2022
Drawing upon nearly years as a teaching pastor and years as a caregiver Rob Morgan brings a wealth of understanding and experience to today's challenging issues Following the death of his wife Rob candidly shares his thoughts and experiences while anchoring himself and others in the Scripture Teaching on the book of Revelation Rob recently authored THE FINAL EVENTS IN WORLD HISTORY In this new book Rob shares how he draws encouragement from this book that confuses and even frightens so many www robertjmorgan com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
July 14, 2022
After twice doing the Heimlich Maneuver on my wife I knew there had to be a better way I saw the Founder and CEO of LifeVac Arthur Lih discussing his company's amazing product - and I invited him to call the program As is usually the case with a product like this there's a moving story behind the invention Take a listen to Arthur - and make sure to get a LIFEVAC device for your home TODAY www lifevac net [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
June 13, 2022
Legendary comedian Milton Berle Mr Television once stated Laughter is an instant vacation As caregivers we certainly shed plenty of tears but do we laugh Caregivers certainly top the list of those needing an instant vacation but few give themselves permission to book the trip When our life remains so full of harsh realities how can laughter be appropriate In this episode I invite fellow caregivers to take an instant vacation with me as we laugh for a bit a time to weep and a time to laugh a time to mourn and a time to dance Ecclesiastes www hopeforthecaregiver [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
April 30, 2022
Following her grueling -week hospitalization my wife Gracie joined the show to share her thoughts and how she felt about my ability at charades while she was intubated Spoiler she wasn't happy [... more]
Family Life Today
Dave & Ann Wilson, Bob Lepine
April 14, 2022
Could hymns be an easy button to drive lifelong theology into your family Songwriters Keith amp Kristyn Getty share how to sink truth into kids through music Show Notes and Resources Witness Keith amp Kristyn Getty's new song Be Thou My Vision Find resources from this podcast at shop familylife com Find more content and resources on the FamilyLife's app Help others find Familylife Leave a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify Check out all the Familylife's on the Family [... more]
Family Life Today
Dave & Ann Wilson, Bob Lepine
April 13, 2022
Could hymns be an easy button to drive lifelong theology into your family Songwriters Keith amp Kristyn Getty share how to sink truth into kids through music Show Notes and Resources Witness Keith amp Kristyn Getty's new song Be Thou My Vision Find resources from this podcast at shop familylife com Find more content and resources on the FamilyLife's app Help others find Familylife Leave a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify Check out all the Familylife's on the Family [... more]
Family Life Today
Dave & Ann Wilson, Bob Lepine
April 13, 2022
Could hymns be an easy button to drive lifelong theology into your family Songwriters Keith amp Kristyn Getty share how to sink truth into kids through music Show Notes and Resources Witness Keith amp Kristyn Getty's new song Be Thou My Vision Find resources from this podcast at shop familylife com Find more content and resources on the FamilyLife's app Help others find Familylife Leave a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify Check out all the Familylife's on the Family [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 30, 2022
Jodi Kay Benusco calls the program and shares insights gleaned from years as a Social Worker and seasoned Inpatient Discharge Planner at a Level II inpatient hospital [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 17, 2022
From extended hospital stays surrounded by faceless people in masks to longer nights where loneliness and fear serve as companions caregivers remain prone to feeling adrift and disconnected Longing for recognizable landmarks that signal safe harbor caregivers face the challenge of re-anchoring themselves often in a storm But it doesn't have to be complicated During my wife's recent surgery in Denver I stepped into a Waffle House near the hospital I love Waffle House I grew up going to Waffle House but there's no Waffle House near us in Montana in the whole state In Denver where I knew few [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 11, 2022
I must I'm supposed to I have to I should When repeatedly hearing these words come out of your mouth you might be caught in the obligation trap www hopeforthecaregiver com [... more]
Hope for the Caregiver
Peter Rosenberger
March 08, 2022
While recuperating in Denver's University of Col Medical Center a young woman came into Gracie's room with a guitar and introduced herself as Sophie - and a music therapist Gracie asked where she went to school and she said A school in Nashville Pressing her further Sophie stated she went to Belmont University Gracie's smile lit up the room and she explained to Sophie 'Peter and I went to Belmont - that's where we met As we shared with Sophie our long life in Nashville she was delighted to compare notes and share experiences with fellow Belmont students although we [... more]
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