Caring for your body regularly can reduce body odor and improve your personal appearance, subsequently improving others' perceptions of you. This is particularly important in situations in which proper etiquette is expected or required, such as at work or school. Good personal hygiene is also helpful in improving your own self-image. | LD 206:1.2. | Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being.
Dentures need to be cleaned twice a day to stop tooth decay and gum disease. Once the person has been made aware of these facts and had it explained that having a strip wash/shower/bath will make them feel better in my experience they usually agree to having the personal care done. Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care. Safety equipment should have a sticker on stating the month and year it was tested. If the equipment hasn t then is should not be used as it is a danger to yourself and the client.
Outcome 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal hygiene is Important in my job role so as not to risk the spread of infection and bad bacteria from dirty hands or clothes. Personal hygiene is also important for feeling good, being clean and comfortable not smelling bad. Personal hygiene also makes you feel happy and valued as people will want to be with you and spend their time with you. Good personal hygiene is important for health and wellbeing as being clean will leave you feeling happier.
Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being. Being ignorant about good hygiene practices may lead to certain consequences. These consequences may vitiate health issues to social and professional effects. Body odor is one of the most common results of poor hygiene. The main cause of body odor is interaction of sweat and bacteria created by the apocrine glands.
There may be cases of social exclusion and isolation, other people may comment on their poor hygiene causing social embarrassment and a lack of self worth and confidence if they cannot do anything about it themselves if relying on other people to see to their hygiene. 2. Being Able to Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene There are factors that an individual can be supported by helping them understand what can contribute to good personal hygiene: Washing Showering/bathing Washing hair Cleaning clothes/putting clothes in laundry Keeping nails clean Washing hands after using the toilet and before eating Addressing personal hygiene issues with an individual in a sensitive manner without imposing our own values is about being diplomatic. For example, by asking an individual if they would like to have a bath rather than saying "I think you need a bath". However, you must remember that
Support individual to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions. It is very important to support the individuals to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions. That is why I always explain to Mr. J. that the first thing we need to do is to put on the safety belt. And also in days when he does not feel like taking a shower, I encourage him explaining that keeping a good hygiene is very important for his health and well being. 2.
Also having good personal hygiene can make you feel valued. 1.2- Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well being: If personal hygiene is not maintained an individual’s skin can break down this can lead to getting sores, infections and pain for the individual. Also if personal hygiene isn’t maintained it can also affect the individual’s mental health, this can lead to a lack in confidence and insecurities. Emotional and physical well-being can also be affected as well if personal hygiene isn’t maintained. Emotional is affected as the person doesn’t feel good in themselves, and physical is affected if their health starts to decrease.
IUNIT 249 PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORTING AN INDIVIDUAL TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE Outcome 1: understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1. Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal Hygiene is important for feeling good about your self, comfortable and clean. Good personal hygiene means the reduction of body odour which can be unpleasant for the individual and others. Personal hygiene also makes you have feelings of self-worth and can make you feel valued.
Lorna Robertson Level 3 Health & Social Care Unit 97: Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is very important for every individual its important to mantain a good personal hygiene to prevent infections, illnesses and bad odours. Personal hygiene involves cleaning and taking care of your body examples of this are washing your hands, having a bath, brushing your teeth, wearing clean clothes, overall making yourself look clean and presentable. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and wellbeing Having poor hygiene can effect you in many ways first of all your health, having poor hygiene increases your risks of catching an infection or being ill, examples of this are if you cut yourself and do not clean the wound or cover it with a bandage or plaster it could become infected. Not washing your hands after using the toilet is another example of poor hygiene you can spread infections around and to other people, also not washing your hands after touching meat or fish is bad for spreading infections and making you ill. It can also effect your well-being if you have poor hygiene people around you tend to pick up on it quickly and you could put peope off if you smell unpleasent, you may get picked on for smelling or for having greasy hair etc; this could effect your confidence and body image and you may neglect yourself from social activities.
Or you could find that the person gets bullied because of their personal hygiene this could also affect their self eteem and confidence and make them feel worthless so this may after a while affect their mental health. Not maintaining good personal hygiene can make the individual's skin break down, this can in turn cause sores and lead to infections and painful for the individuals. ⦁ Oral - Poor personal hygiene in the mouth can lead to tooth decay and gum problems. If teeth are not cleaned probably or regularly or the individual is frail, ill or dehydrated they could become sore or get fungal infections and gum disease. ⦁ Hands and feet - If the hands and feet are not cleaned regularly it can lead to infections.