- Nationwide and unlimited access to a board certified MD 24/7 …365 days per year?
- a medical negotiator to help you negotiate down hospital bills, surgery bills, and even VET bills for your animals?
- access to get lab work done once a year at no additional costs?
- to be able to send a picture to your doc, or even video chat?
- A prescription discount card
- have a transcript of your calls […]
With 65 million Americans serving as a caregiver, that vast population will inevitably become acquainted with a wheelchair. On the surface, it may seem like a simple piece of machinery, but pushing a wheelchair for a loved one can contain more relationship dynamics than one might expect. Here are a few things gleaned from pushing my wife in a wheelchair for three decades.
Speak For Yourself
It is demeaning to my wife when people address me instead of her […]
Recently on my radio show for caregivers, we discussed that more than 100,000 Tennesseans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Pondering on that vast population, and then reflecting on all the other debilitating illnesses and impairing conditions faced by so many, the question to occurred to me, “What about the guns?”
Many of these suffering individuals are gun owners, and the stories keep coming of caregivers (volunteer and professional) who arrive […]
One of the more challenging aspects of helping a caregiver is “prying the hands off the wheelchair.” So wrapped up in the needs of their loved one, I’ve seen (and been one of) countless numbers of caregivers who valiantly but vainly try and contain that which cannot be contained. The thinking is often: “If I don’t stay glued to the situation, it will spin out of control.” “If someone else […]
In May 2013, Peter Rosenberger launched his show for caregivers on 1510 WLAC Nashville.
Tackling an issue that affects 1/5 of the US population, Peter cuts across political, economical, racial, religious, and age demographics to unite this vast population with his unprecedented experience, deep compassion, and contagious humor.
Within three months, the show’s ratings more than QUADRUPLED and Peter was mentioned in Forbes Magazine. Since then, Peter and his show continue to be featured in local, regional, national, and […]
Thirty years ago, a young woman struggled to wrap her mind around a hateful new reality following the horrific car accident she endured. As she fought for life, independence, and every footstep, others hoped for the best—but many secretly felt a promising career, voice, and life was prematurely shut down by trauma, pain, and disability. Gracie Parker was only 17 years old at the time of her wreck, but she’d […]
In Sickness and Health: Romance and Disability
Raising a family and keeping love alive in a marriage with a spouse who is constantly sick or in severe pain is an extreme challenge; one with many casualties. The divorce rate in couples with a disability in the family hovers around 90% and relationships with a disability or chronic medical condition face significant pressures on the love holding the marriage together. In my […]
Joni Eareckson-Tada, Ken shares his thoughts on Romance/Marriage when a spouse has a disability.
Ken also share his about the recent Academy Award Nomination for the song sung by Joni …and then the Academy’s decision to rescind the nomination.