Some are hiring their own private nurses when they are admitted to the hospital
“Interestingly enough, almost every medical authority I spoke to noted that when a relative was hospitalized, they made sure someone – either a paid professional or a friend with nursing experience – was at the bedside.
But that doesn’t mean hiring a nurse is a must. The professionals also say it depends on the nature of the illness, the hospital and its nurse-to-patient ratio.
Although it is hard to find statistics on trends, there is no doubt that people’s concerns about nursing shortages over the last decade have prompted more affluent patients to think about hiring their own.”
And the gap between the haves and have-nots widen.