A resource for anyone caring for an elderly loved one.

The Stressed Out Caregiver is dedicated to creating a community-driven resource to answer all of your elder care questions. If you don’t see the answer to your question; we encourage you to reach out. Odds are, someone else is going through or has experienced something similar. Caring for a loved one shouldn’t be stressful. We’re here to help you with the answers you need right now, before you talk to an attorney.

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  • Quality of Life – The North Star of Caregiving
    I have three children.  I love them all dearly and kind of want to be their friend. It is really nice when they like me but I am not worried about being liked by them.  My job is to be their parent. I have to say no to them when […]
  • The Four Phases of Medicaid Eligibility
    Talking about Medicaid with elder care professionals can be very confusing.  They talk about things like looks backs and spend down when all you are worried about is making sure you loved one’s care is paid for when they run out of money. Medicaid is so confusing that it’s hard […]
  • Care Management – An Overview
    When someone is diagnosed with some sort of dementia – or really any time you are unsure of how to care for an aging loved one – you should get an assessment and create a care plan. An assessment is most commonly performed by a social worker, dementia care coordinator […]
  • What Changes After the Dementia Diagnosis?
    Yesterday your loved one had issues, you knew that, but they did not officially have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. Today, you received a diagnosis from the doctor indicating that they do, in fact, have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. The dementia diagnosis has […]
  • Who Makes the Dementia Diagnosis?
    The need to advocate begins the moment you realize something isn’t right with your loved one. The moment you make the decision that you have to see the doctor the caregiving process begins and life can become complicated. The first question is what type of doctor should you see to […]
  • Lifeguards Who Can’t Swim – What Happens When Your Loved One’s Care Needs Are Difficult?
    You count on the lifeguard to keep you safe when you go swimming. But what happens when you start to drown? What if the lifeguard can’t swim? He can keep you safe in shallow water but won’t do you any good in deep water. What if he can’t do CPR […]

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