My question is has anyone experienced caregiver burnout which resulted in the caregiver getting too sick to care for the family member? I've been taking care of my 91 yo mother with stage five Alzheimers. I have been a full-time caregiver working 133 hours a week and that is minus 5 hours a day for sleep (35 hours a week) and if I don't get any sleep 168 hours a week give or take for the last four years. I don't sleep much because my mother has sundown syndrome. I am working over time trying to place her in a memory care unit and its has been most difficult me. So, while the wheels of medicare turn slowly and all the support community support helpers are also slowly doing their part in coming, I am getting sicker and sicker and I can no longer care for her. So, my second question has anyone been sick enough as a caretaker to be placed in the hospital and if so what happens to aging family member?