What is Private Nursing?

September 16, 2021 Private Nursing

What is Private Nursing?

What is Private Nursing?

A Private Nurse is a Registered Nurse who is self-employed or works for a home healthcare organisation. Their primary role is to work with an individual patient, providing basic nursing care for patients with various conditions that requires medical assistance in the home.

Private care helps to maintain a patient’s ability to remain in their home whilst living as comfortably as possible. Having a Private Nurse in the home guarantees that all your clinical needs will be taken care of without the need for moving into a care or nursing home.

A Private Nurse is very different from a home care nurse, this form of care most of the time requires your Private Nurse to live with the family in their home, working different hours in the day. A Private Nurses duration of care may only last the duration of the illness or for a predetermined set of time.

What is the role of a Private Nurse?

It is no secret that all Nurses and Carers around the world understand and respect maintaining professional boundaries when it comes to their work. Keeping that in mind, a Private Nurse certainly becomes an extension of the family when it comes to monitoring and attending to their patients and their family. As mentioned previously their responsibilities primarily include full-time medical care and support for their patients as well as performing tasks that improve the well-being of the family.

When it comes to caring for children, a Private Nurse becomes their teacher alongside their friend. Private Nurses need to connect with these patients beyond their medical needs. Other responsibilities of a Private Nurse include:

  • Monitoring patients’ medical status regularly
  • Collaborating with other healthcare professionals including therapy services
  • Keeping records of treatment plans and progress
  • Providing range of motion exercise
  • Monitoring diet

Above only includes a small portion of private nurses’ responsibilities.

Cavendish Homecare

At Cavendish Homecare we are experts in providing Private Nursing care for individuals who seek medical support and want to remain in their own homes. We work to support the patient and their families with sensitive and comforting care.

Why choose us?

We understand that at such a stressful and sensitive time choosing to bring a stranger into your home to support your family member can be extremely difficult. Our team of Homecare Managers, Registered Nurses and Carers have a wealth of care experience and are experts at providing practical and emotional support and care for the patient and their families.

All our services are personalised to suit specific needs. If you would like to discuss your private nursing care needs and potential costs, please contact one of our experts, who will be happy to help.