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Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1.1 explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is essential for good health and well being Having a clean and respectable appearance and pleasant environment is key to maintaining the self-esteem of older people. The better they feel, the more they can enjoy life, making life more pleasurable for both them and for the staff. For most adults, hygiene is a personal and private concern. When you are helping someone with personal hygiene it's important to be sensitive and tactful, and to respect their dignity. 1.2 describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints, unpleasant smells and bacterial or parasitic infections. This can lead to long term health problems. The working environment can also deteriorate when hygiene standards are low. Poor personal hygiene can also lead to low self esteem, low confidence and leave people feeling isolated and depressed. Outcome 2 Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 2.1 support an individual to understand factors that contribute to good personal hygiene By helping the individual to understand that in order to have good personal hygiene, the individual must have regular wash and bath/shower. This includes washing individuals hair, wearing clean clothes and keeping nails clean. by telling them to wash their hands after using the toilet can help individual to prevent any infections that may affect them. 2.2 address personal hygiene issues with the individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own value To give if the service user the choice they would like to have a wash/shower/bath and when they would to have one. Ask what products they would like to use and how they would like to wash, if
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