Caregivers often throw themselves full-tilt into caring for a chronically ill loved one - without giving thought to how to care for themselves first. It’s only a matter of time before they run out of steam and burn out.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
Helping his family navigate through a $9,000,000 medical catastrophe that has included 78 surgeries, multiple amputations, 60 doctors, 12 hospitals, and 7 insurance companies over the past 27 years - has earned Standing With Hope president, Peter Rosenberger, the extraordinary reservoir of wisdom he is offering to those caring for chronically ill/disabled loved ones. Coining the phrase, “The Delta Doctrine,” after hearing a Delta flight attendant share what has become the overarching message of his caregiver outreach, Rosenberger simply instructs fellow caregivers to do what flight attendants tell passengers to do in the event of cabin pressure loss: “Put your mask on first before helping others.”
With a "PhD in caregiving from the school of hard knocks," Rosenberger is turning his trial into a trail for others to follow. In his newest book, Wear Comfortable Shoes - Surviving and Thriving as a Caregiver, he offers leadership, the voice of experience, and easy steps that enable caregivers to adjust their burdens - while improving their abilities attend to the needs of someone they love.
Recognizing and addressing the critical issue of medical insurance for today’s chronically ill, Wear Comfortable Shoes also speaks directly to the heart of a caregiver by offering assurance and the calming voice of “one who has been there, still there, and thriving in it.”
About Peter W. Rosenberger
Author, speaker, and radio host, Peter W. Rosenberger is the president of Nashville, TN based Standing With Hope - an evangelical outreach whose flagship program provides artificial limbs to amputees in developing countries. Drawing upon his unprecedented journey through his wife’s horrendous ordeal, Peter has emerged as a voice of leadership to so many who are buckling under the strain of caring for a chronically ill loved one.
Whether through live events, his books/blogs, or his weekly radio show, Peter’s outrageous humor and deep passion for fellow caregivers is equipping others to stay healthy, employed, and even laughing amidst the challenges of caregiving.