American Legion Auxiliary members honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. Many Auxiliary members are caregivers to loved ones, and being a caregiver takes a different type of sacrifice. The efforts of military caregivers help those they care for live better-quality lives. But the toll on their own well-being can be high. Where does the caregiver turn when they need encouragement of their own?
Hope for the Caregiver: Encouraging Words to Strengthen Your Spirit written by Peter Rosenberger shares relatable experiences from his 30-plus years as a caregiver. Through his decades of experience, Rosenberger’s wisdom provides proven practical tips on how caregivers can live a calmer, healthier, and even more joyful life. He reminds his readers and fellow caregivers of God’s presence, strength, and faithfulness in every circumstance.
“People in caregiving situations tend to wholly focus on their loved one, but the caregiver needs to remain healthy too,” said American Legion Auxiliary National President Kathy Daudistel, whose emphasis is on caregivers during the 2021-2022 ALA administrative year. “The ALA wants caregivers to know that help is out there!”
Hope for the Caregiver offers strength and encouragement through carefully crafted devotions, short articles, and tips on supporting caregivers’ own well-being in the 224-page book. Rosenberger knows the caregiver’s journey intimately and is authentic and understanding in his writing.
His knowledge and wisdom forms from his caregiving journey to his wife Gracie, who has endured over 80 operations, treatment by more than 100 doctors, the amputation of both legs, and $11 million in medical bills. All of these circumstances resulted in Rosenberger’s expertise as a caregiver and has made him a devoted champion for the family caregiver. His experience provided him with an understanding of health care issues and a deeper compassion for others.
Hope for the Caregiver targets America’s 65 million family caregivers and has the goal of helping and influencing these hidden heroes to better their lives. With his decades of experience, Rosenberger offers clear, proven strategies and tools to guide caregivers toward a healthier lifestyle in every aspect of their lives. The book provides invaluable resources to counselors, clergy, medical practitioners, employers, and businesses faced with addressing the needs of the caregiver.
Rosenberger is also a prominent speaker, podcaster, and radio host. His weekly radio show, Hope for the Caregiver, addresses life’s caregiving challenges with sincerity, empathy, and even comedy. His show is heard on more than 180 stations, and on SiriusXM’s Family Talk Channel. All of his radio shows are produced into podcasts that are free for listeners. You can listen to Hope for a Caregiver every Sunday on the Hope for a Caregiver Facebook page @HopeForTheCaregiver or you can livestream it from the Hope for a Caregiver website at hopeforthecaregiver.com. Rosenberger’s book is available on Amazon.