Caregivers With Hope Blog

You Can’t Play A Piano With Clenched Fists

Caregivers and Resentment Resentment seems to be a regular companion for caregivers.  Often stemming from a deep-seated belief of obligation, caregivers drive themselves mercilessly with such internal commands such as, “I have to, I must, I’m supposed to, and I need...

Dementia, Caregiving, and Christmas

A PLAN FOR CHRISTMAS Although many families feel stress during Christmas, caregivers of loved ones with dementia often feel increased heartache and tension. Due to that added anxiety many feel, dementia-care specialist Tracey Maxfield called the show to...

The Impact of The Opioid Crisis on Caregivers

The Overlooked Demographic in the Opioid Crisis In a recent op-ed, I drew attention to the one demographic that remains absent from the opioid crisis discussion:  caregivers. Politicians, pharmaceutical companies, physicians, patients, attorneys, and law...

Who is Going to Take Care of Me When I’m Old?

A Conversation With Joy Loverde Joy Loverde is a leading consultant in the senior industry and a trusted advisor in aging and eldercare-related issues. The author of The Complete Eldercare Planner, Joy's work has been featured on Today, the CBS Early Show,...

A Healthcare Plan Thousands of Years in the Making

Healthcare Savings And So Much More! In January 2017. I joined Medi-Share.  Medi-Share is a healthcare sharing ministry where members share each other's medical expenses. In addition, members of Medi-Share have a God-honoring choice for their healthcare...

I Should Have Put ME On The Calendar

Kathi Koll's Life-Changing Phone Call In 2005, Kathi Koll got THE phone call.  Her husband phoned her to tell her he didn't feel well.  In addition, people at Don's work mentioned his words were slurring.  Kathi rushed to the hospital to meet him. Stating...

The Challenge of Senior Fraud and Scams

More than $3 Billion in scams and frauds against seniors are reported each year. Since many go unreported, the actual costs is considerably higher.  AARP NC volunteer, Helen Mack called the show to discuss this significant problem and the FREE ways AARP is helping....

My Dad Won’t Stop Driving And It’s Driving Me Crazy!

A caller, James, recently lamented about his father who, following a stroke, still insists he should drive. "He just got home from the hospital. He can barely walk.  He's using a walker," James shared.  Furthermore, he added, "He immediately states, I'm...

“I’ll Push You!” Two friends. One Wheelchair. 500 Miles.

I'll Push You I’ll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between two best friends – Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray – as they travel across El Camino de Santiago. Their documentary covers the struggle of the...

Do You Feel Like the Pigeon or Statue?

It's easy for us as caregivers to think we're singled out for mistreatment. While we often WILL be taken advantage of and treated disrespectfully, there are times when we ourselves treat others poorly. How does knowing that help us be a better caregiver?...

A Father and Son Discuss Their Journey With Down Syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.Greg Tornquist and his son, Aaron (39) joined me in the studio for a special show discussing Down Syndrome. Aaron shares his journey in obtaining employment, become an aspiring Elvis Tribute Artist, Special...

Take Time for Stillness or Make Time for Illness

There's Health In the Stillness and Quiet From YOUR CAREGIVER MINUTE With Peter Rosenberger. Noise bombards us every day.  From 24-hour cables news, to traffic, to our mobile devices, we are inundated with a wall of noise that seems to keep so many of us...

An Expert on Dementia Shares Valuable Insights

The "Soul-Crushing" Pain of Caring for Someone With Dementia Before heading to the show today, I visited with dear family friends who are struggling in the caregiving journey.  He's suffering from multiple issues, including dementia.  Pulling me aside, his...

Medi-Share: Affordable, Biblical Healthcare

Michael Gardner, communications director for Christian Care Ministry (CCM), and I discussed CCM's innovative health program, Medi-Share. Calling into my show for family caregivers on 10/1/2017. In addition, Michael share about how Medi-Share specifically provides...

A Conversation With Jane Heller

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jane Heller, called the show to share her journey as a caregiver. Her new book bears the most hilarious title, and it's one that caregivers will quickly understand. You’d Better Not Die Or I’ll Kill You: A...

Tell them, “Give Me Solutions!”

This simple statement can better equip caregivers to detach from onlookers who point out an obvious problem. Caregivers are often put on the spot to somehow fix whatever happens to be the crisis of the day —or the hour.  Some people feel free to stress the...

You Can’t Drive A Tuna Casserole To Work

Struggling with her husband’s significant medical issues, a woman I know felt burnout and worn paper-thin. Furthermore, while trying to hold it all together, her car broke down. In addition to all the other burdens she carried, transportation soared to the top of the...

Discussing Traumatic Brain Injury With Adam and Kevin Pearce

Approximately 1.7 million each year sustain a traumatic brain injury. Superstar snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, suffered one on a practice run preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Kevin, along with his brother, Adam, called the show to discuss their story...

It’s Stewardship Not Obligation

“I’ve Got To...,” “I Need to...,” “You Don't Understand, I Have To...." "It's My Obligation to ..." These are all statements made by all caregivers at some point, and, sadly, all too frequently.  The feeling of obligation drives us to push ourselves to...

It’s Not Just Care, It’s WHOLE Care

For more than twenty years, Elizabeth Moss, CEO of Caregivers By WholeCare, has provided exceptional care to families in Middle Tennessee.  With her background as a nurse, Elizabeth understands first hand from a professional viewpoint the need.  From her...

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