Well finally a post, albeit a little old, that a “sitter,” a title I cannot stand, would be appreciated in your situation. Why your hospital does not assign companions is beyond me. I am a Patient Companion and a good one at that. I’m part of the bedside care team. I do not have a CNA license and my only credential is a BLS certificate. I love this job. Fortunately, I have a wife that makes the money and I am able to do this. I am known as the “Patient Whisperer.” I am very involved with my assignments. I know as much as the nurses do about the patient. I work closely with the Psychiatrist as well as nurses, doctors, speach therapy, PT and OT. I could go on and on about all I do but I am part of a team and glad my hospital appreciates it. I'm sorry yours does not. Maybe they do now since this post is a year old.