Wow. Hospitals have sure changed! A family member was recently hospitalized, and the staff actually encouraged us to stay the night and help with care. It’s a good thing to be able to do, if you have the ability. Sometimes responsibilities at home might get in the way, but being there as much as possible helped my loved one get through the rough patch.
I remember one time when I was really sick and in the hospital, though. I didn’t even want calls or visitors. I just wanted to be left alone. I bet most people prefer the company!