Sitters are companions and patient advocates.
Hospital, Rehab & Nursing Facility “sitters” are increasingly being utilized and recognized as an important and necessary element of a well-supported hospital or nursing home facility stay. Their role is to fill in the gaps for hospitalized, Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. As companion/caregiver sitters they become patient advocates, keeping a watchful eye on and alerting nursing/medical staff at the first sign of a problem. Many find the idea of a “sitter” excessive as they believe the nursing staff, doctors and aides in the hospital/nursing facility are able to provide the around-the-clock care that is needed. Unfortunately, many hospitals and nursing facilities are overworked and thinly staffed. It becomes very difficult for them to answer “call buttons” quickly. It is a well-documented fact that 10 percent of older adult falls occur in hospitals. Disorientation and medication often lead to these falls.
What does a “Sitter” do?
We offer free, virtual care assessments so we can understand your loved ones needs.