A caregiver’s journey often contains beliefs and behaviors that act like emotional landmines and can cause serious damage. Avoiding these landmines requires caregivers to hear from someone with experience they can trust. Author and radio host Peter Rosenberger draws upon his ongoing three decades of caring for his wife through a medical nightmare—to discuss seven caregiver landmines that wreak havoc in a caregiver’s life.
“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.” Leeza Gibbons—Television Host/NYT Best-Selling Author
“With tenacity, tenderness and humor Peter Rosenberger brings hope to those who find themselves in the overwhelming and sometimes lonely role of caregiver.” Amy Grant – Singer/Author
Inside Peek – “‘It’s all up to me.’ We caregivers tend to hurl ourselves recklessly at caring for a vulnerable loved one, thinking the entire burden of their wellbeing is on our shoulders. This landmine leads us to ‘white knuckle’ ourselves through our caregiving journey and inevitably leads to more of the 7 Caregiver Landmines.”
According to Caregiveraction.org
- 29% of the U.S. population, more than 65 million people are providing care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.
- 72% of family caregivers report not going to the doctor as often as they should and 55% say they skip doctor appointments for themselves.
- 63% of caregivers report having poor eating habits than non-caregivers and 58% indicate worse exercise habits than before caregiving responsibilities.
- 40% to 70% of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression
- According to AARP, divorce rates sore as high as 82% among caregiving families
About the Author:
For more than thirty years, Peter Rosenberger has personally traveled the path of the family caregiver.
Through this journey, Peter discovered a caregiver can not only survive, but thrive amid grim circumstances. In an unparalleled journey with his wife Gracie, he has navigated a medical nightmare that mushroomed to 80 major operations. Furthermore, Gracie suffered the amputation of both legs, as well as enduring dozens of additional procedures.
These difficult experiences led Peter to work with more than 80 treating physicians in 12 hospitals and 7 medical insurance companies. All of this caused medicals bills soaring to more than $10 million. As Gracie’s sole caregiver for more than thirty years, Peter developed a profound understanding of the challenges facing America’s vast (and growing) population of caregivers. Weaving his outrageous sense of humor with his deep compassion, Peter strengthens and inspires his fellow caregivers.
Through his books and his weekly radio program, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER, broadcast on more than 200 stations, Peter offers a well-lit path to safety for his fellow caregivers. Peter and Gracie reside in Nashville.
More About The Book:
7 Caregiver Landmines is a short, easy-to-read reference book for caregivers; a “field manual” for the heart of a caregiver. Any caregiver can slide the book in their pocket or purse to recalibrate —even on their worst days.
7 Caregiver Landmines: And How You Can Avoid Them by Peter W. Rosenberger will be released by Morgan James Publishing (Morgan-James-Publishing.com) on November 13, 2018. 7 Caregiver Landmines—ISBN 978-1642790016—has 100 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $7.95.