2.5 Describe the various ways to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene.
Starting with a warm safe place and talking to the individual about what they want or need to be assisted with personal hygiene, taking care to stay within the boundaries set up in their individual care plans. Talking about what is going to happen and making sure they understand and are comfortable with what has been said and what will be happening. Making sure they have everything they need before you start so not to interrupt the process causing distress. Ensuring the other members of the support team know where you are and what is happening so not to be disturbed and finally shutting the door and locking if necessary. When giving personal hygiene cover personal areas that are not being washed making sure the individual is not caused any embarrassment and as a supporter not staring but being relaxed and confident in what is happening. Ensuring throughout that you are listening and asking if everything is ok or if they are feeling uncomfortable.
Learner: J Pitchforth
Assessor: C Derrick
PRJ3 UNIT 250
2.8 Identify others who may be involved in supporting the individual to maintain personal hygiene.
Others who might be involved supporting someone to maintain their personal hygiene can range from other support workers, team leaders, key workers or managers of the residential home to professional people such as a district nurse, dentist or doctor. But the first stop maybe with the individual them self’s or a family member to see if that will help, for some it maybe an advocate or just an impartial individual that...