Skip to main content

Having a sitter is like having a caring friend who stays by the bedside with your elderly when extra attention and support are needed.

Instead of using things like restraints or special rooms for those whose behavior is a bit challenging, a sitter steps in with kindness and understanding.

You might hear them called bedside sitters or elderly companions.

What does an elderly sitter do?

Sitters may be assigned in a hospital setting, a nursing home, or an assisted living community.

They are there to keep an eye on things and to offer reassuring companionship.

Some of what they do.

They –

  1. give continuous supervision to the elderly to make sure they are safe.
  2. assist with basic personal care and aid the seniors in their mobility and walking.
  3. provide empathetic emotional support during a hospital or nursing home stay.
  4. monitor, record, and track vital signs regularly and report back to a healthcare professional.
  5. pay strict attention not to undertake any unauthorized tasks beyond their scope of duties.
  6. detect and promptly report any changes in the elderly’s condition to the medical staff.
  7. alert nursing personnel whenever assistance or immediate attention is required.
  8. strictly follow relevant hospital/nursing home/assisted living policies, procedures, and quality standards.
older woman in a hospital bed looking out the window

A sitter monitors, records, and tracks vital signs regularly and reports back to a healthcare professional.

If you or your loved one require a sitter either in a hospital setting, nursing home, assisted living, or memory care unit, please click here – to schedule a phone call with our community representative.

small potted plant by the window sill

If you or your loved one require Elderly Sitter Care or you need information about any of our specialized services for the elderly, please click here – to schedule a phone call with our community relations representative.