When you have a loved one in the hospital, chances are that you feel at peace because you know that he or she is surrounded by doctors and nurses all of the time.  Unfortunately, falls do happen even in hospitals.  This is especially true of elderly patients who are suffering from dementia.  And because staffing in most hospitals today is so short, it can take some time before the nurse on duty can find out that your loved one has been injured. 

One way that you can be sure that your loved one is safe is to hire a hospital sitter for them as provided by our elder care service.  An elder care sitter can stay with them in the hospital and be there for them when they need help.  This can help prevent accidents as well as summon help immediately if needed. 

In Cincinnati, our elder caregivers can also provide company for your loved one when you cannot be there.  They can help keep your loved one alert when needed as well as be someone they can talk to about their needs.  The caregivers can also create a journal of the activities of your loved one that can be helpful when it comes to their care.  They can work with them regarding cognitive abilities and can give them a sense of comfort that they are not alone. 

While hospitals and assisted living homes strive to give patients the best of care when they are staying in these facilities, nurses and aides cannot be in the rooms with the patients on a regular basis.  Nurses have many rounds to make and may check on a patient every half hour or so.  While they can observe the medical process of the patient during their rounds, they cannot see what goes on when they are not in the room. 

Family members cannot be on call all of the time for their loved one, either.  Most have other obligations, such as work and their own families to attend to.  But this does not stop them for wanting the best of care for elderly family members or others who are staying in the hospital.   Hiring an elder care giver when your loved one is staying in a hospital or facility not only gives peace of mind to the patient, but also to their family members as well.  

Tender Hearts at Home Senior Care of Cincinnati, Ohio provides the best non-medical home care services with compassionate caregivers. They provide home health care, elder care, live in care, personal care, companion care, respite care, errands, transportation, home helper and senior helper services and all many other types of non-medical senior care. A family owned and operated company in Cincinnati, Ohio serving Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties. Please call us when your loved one needs help at 513-234-0805.  

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