For the past 30 years, radio host, author, speaker, an accomplished pianist, and black-belt in Hapkido, Peter has personally traveled the path of the family caregiver. In the process, he has learned that a caregiver cannot only survive, but thrive in the midst of often grim circumstances.
In an unparalleled journey with his wife Gracie, he has navigated a medical nightmare that has mushroomed to 80 operations, the amputation of both of Gracie’s legs, treatment by more than 90 doctors in 12 hospitals, 7 medical insurance companies, and $10 million in medical bills.
This experience unquestionably qualifies him as an expert as a caregiver and has made him a most ardent champion for the family caregiver, providing him with an astonishing understanding of healthcare issues and deep compassion for others. Seamlessly weaving frankness with his outrageous humor, Peter brings freshness, hope, and laughter into the painful places of caregiving. He regularly speaks on a wide range of topics that include health care and finances, caregivers in the workplace, facing adversity, thriving as a caregiver, and family relationships.
Earning a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University, Peter is an accomplished pianist and often incorporates his expressive style of music into his presentations as he entertains, inspires, and challenges audiences from all walks of life. He recently released the first-ever CD exclusively made for caregivers, “Songs for the Caregiver.”
Peter has a lengthy list of media credits including Forbes, USA TODAY, the Today Show, AARP, WEB MD, FoxNews.com, Guideposts, ChristianPost.com, TBN, People Magazine, and The BBC. Since 2013, he has carried his message of health and hope for the caregiver to the airwaves, hosting his weekly show, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER on WLAC 1510 (iHeart Radio) in Nashville. In 2017, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER became the first syndicated radio show for family caregivers and is broadcast weekly on the TRUTH NETWORK and the Salem Radio Network. Also, Peter’s YOUR CAREGIVER MINUTE is heard on more than 250 stations.
Peter’s book Hope for the Caregiver is in its fifth printing, and his newest book 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them provides practical tools and encouragement for the caregiver.
“Peter Rosenberger was the keynote speaker at the NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition’s annual conference. Through humor, he gave practical advice to caregivers living the care partnering experience. More importantly, he brought hope to professionals and family caregivers who deal with the struggles of caregiving day in and out. We were so impressed with his use of storytelling. He was the highlight of the conference!”
“Peter has a unique gift for storytelling that brings levity, strength and comfort to the burdensome and often overwhelming state of caregiving. In a room of 900 people impacted by Huntington’s disease, laughter rang out and everyone walked away a little lighter for their journeys because of Peter’s kind words and hard-earned wisdom.”
“With heartfelt, honest and humble teaching, Peter touched deep wounds in the hearts of those who listened. He offered truth to cleanse the lies of doubt, guilt and failure and inspired hope and courage to persist in the battle. From sound Biblical wisdom, he shared practical advice with both humor and gentle compassion. There is no question that he ministered deeply to these weary caregiving warriors.”