Benefits of private nursing care

Private nursing care has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. There are many benefits to choosing private nursing care. See all our articles and read more about private nursing care here.


One of the biggest advantages of private nursing care is the high degree of flexibility. With private nursing care, you have the option to customize services according to your own needs and preferences. For example, you can choose which days and times you want help or whether 24-hour care is needed. You can read everything you need to know about private 24-hour care at home here.

Personalized care

By choosing private nursing care, you will receive a high level of personalized care. You will have one or more dedicated nurses who only take care of you, and who have time to listen to your concerns, wishes, and needs.

Professional competence

Private nurses have a high degree of professional competence, as they have experience and are trained to work with a wide range of diseases and a high degree of complexity, for example dementia or Parkinson’s disease. Read more here if you want to learn more about dementia, or if you want to learn more about Parkinson’s disease.

They are often handpicked based on their professional and personal qualities, and they have the opportunity to focus on a single patient instead of having to manage other patients at the same time.

Increased security

Private nursing care can also increase your sense of security and safety. You will have a dedicated nurse who takes care of your needs and interests. You will also be able to get help with tasks such as medication dosing, preparation of nutritionally correct food, personal hygiene, support for doctor’s appointments, rehabilitation after hospitalization, or the nurse can provide support to patients and relatives with a family member with dementia. All of this together provides an increased quality of life, greater freedom, and independence.

Better quality of life

Private nursing care can have a big impact on the quality of your life. You will have more time to focus on things you enjoy and love. You will also have a dedicated nurse who can help you with your daily tasks. This can increase your self-esteem and give you a better quality of life. This could be, for example, in the context of palliative care or terminal care at home.

Here you can read more about the difference between terminal and palliative care.

Choice based on needs

With private nursing care, you have the option to choose from a range of different services. For example, you can choose between daily visits by a private nurse, or you can choose to have a private nurse available 24 hours a day. This gives you the opportunity to choose the service that best suits your needs and desires.

Diet and physical activity

Private nursing care is also characterized by a high degree of individual adaptation. Your nurse will take into account your unique needs and desires and will work with you to ensure that you receive the best possible care. This can include special dietary needs, physical activities, or other special considerations.

Reduced waiting time

Waiting time for home nursing care can be frustrating, but with private nursing care, you are sure to get the help you need when you need it. You will have a dedicated nurse who is available to you, and you will not have to wait for the nurse to perform other tasks.

Greater comfort and privacy

With private nursing care, you have the opportunity to maintain your privacy and feel more comfortable in your own home environment. You will not have to worry about sharing rooms or common areas with strangers, and you will have the opportunity to maintain your daily routine and personal habits.

Better monitoring and follow-up

Another advantage of private nursing is the increased monitoring and follow-up that you will receive. Your private nurse will be able to closely monitor your condition and quickly respond to any changes or concerns. This can help prevent further complications or a worsening of your condition, and ensure that you receive the best possible treatment before it develops into something dramatic.

Increased support for the family

Private nursing can also be a great help for the family. They will have the opportunity to get the support they need to take care of their loved one, while also having time to take care of their own needs and tasks. The family will also have the opportunity to receive advice and guidance on how best to support their loved one, and they will have the opportunity to talk to a professional about their concerns and challenges.

If terminal care in the form of home hospice care is needed, there is a focus on the needs and wishes of the dying person, as well as the ability of relatives to be with their loved ones in their final days. Read more here if you want to learn more about terminal care.

Collaboration with healthcare professionals

A major advantage of private nursing is the close collaboration you will have with your private nurse, as your nurse will have the opportunity to work with your doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professionals to best coordinate your treatment and ensure that all of your needs are met.

This can lead to better follow-up of your condition, a faster response to any complications, and more effective treatment. At the same time, it will give you the opportunity to have a central contact person to talk to about all aspects of your health, including your treatments, your symptoms, and your progress.

All in all, private nursing care or 24-hour care at home is a good option for many people who need help with their daily needs from private nurses. With the right knowledge and preparation, one can get the necessary care while maintaining their quality of life and independence.

Choosing a nursing agency

You should make sure that the nurses have all the necessary experience and required authorization.

The company should be subject to the Danish Patient Safety Authority, as the Patient Safety Authority has overall supervision of private nurses.

The Patient Safety Authority has established rules in an executive order that all authorized healthcare professionals must keep patient records so that applicable rules for record keeping, etc. are complied with.

It is also important for the company to document in compliance with GDPR regulations in systems that meet the legislation for personal data.

Find out more about how to choose a private nursing agency that’s right for you, or how much private nursing costs.

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