When a person is so sick that he’s hospitalized, he really can’t be the best advocate for himself, and careless things can happen when he’s alone.
The person sitting with the patient can be a family member, a close friend, or even someone you hire. But this essential position- ensuring the safety of your loved one- is not for the faint of heart.
We’ll call this person the ‘bedside advocate’, aka the patient advocate.
Just ask any doctor or nurse. They know the medical system and they wouldn’t leave their loved ones alone either.