Choice of private nurse

Are you in a situation where you have to choose a private nursing care agency? There are several ways that can help you choose the right agency offering private nurses.

One obvious method is to search your memory for any previous recommendations or you can ask your network if there is someone you know who can recommend an agency for private nursing care. If this is not the case, you can start by reviewing the websites available online by searching for a private nurse.

Some private nursing care agencies are nationwide, while others only cover a local area from the agency’s business address.

Look for licensed nurses and healthcare professionals

You should first of all make sure that:

The Danish Society for Patient Safety has issued an executive order stipulating that all authorized healthcare professionals must keep patient records. This is to ensure your safety as a patient. The Danish Society for Patient Safety has the overall supervision of private nurses, so that applicable rules for record keeping, etc. are complied with. For some agencies, this mandatory documentation of care is included in the hourly rate.

To choose the right nursing agency, you should make sure that the agency has the number of nurses needed for the job. In the case of 24-hour care, several private nurses are needed who can alternate shifts.


It is important that the agency’s website leaves the impression that the agency is trustworthy. For example, it is a good idea to read the agency’s testimonials.

At the same time, it gives you confidence if the nursing care agency mentions the service you are looking for. For example, if your need is palliative care, terminal care or care for Parkinson’s disease and dementia, it is trustworthy if the nursing care agency mentions those services on their website.

Otherwise, of course, it’s a question of chemistry. Several agencies offer a free, no-obligation meeting where the agency is presented with the assignment and the patient and their relatives have the opportunity to see if the chemistry is there.

Private nursing care prices

In terms of prices, many agencies are at the same level, but hourly rates may vary depending on the time of day, number of hours, mileage, etc. Again, it is a good idea to check the individual websites for details.

Click here to see hourly rates for private nursing care.