| | Performance Evidence Record | | CANDIDATE NAME Ishrit Ahmed _____________________________________________________________ Evidence ref: CU268 | Use this form to record details of activities (tick as appropriate) Observed by your assessor Oral questions Assignments/Questions Observation of work products Assessment criteria | UNIT – CU268 Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene. | 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.14.2 | Explain why personal hygiene is important. Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons; personal, social, health, psychological or simply as a way of life. Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of infections, illness and bad odors. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being.
1. Understanding the Importance of Good Personal Hygiene Personal hygiene is important for many reasons; these can be personal, social, health reasons, psychological or simply as a way of life. Essentially, keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent development and spread of infections, illnesses and bad odours. Many people can be conscious of hygiene needs and self-esteem, confidence and motivation can suffer through bad hygiene practice. Any injuries or cuts and grazes are present then the wound should be cleaned and dressed as this can help reduce the risk of infection and pain.
Hair can become greasy, skin can become dry and the body can start to smell. The skin can become dry and cracked or moist and sweaty which can lead to an increase in bacteria and risk of infection. Not maintaining own personal hygiene can have an impact on physical wellbeing as it can cause the skin to crack and break down causing sores that can lead to infection and strong odour, which can then also affect a persons mental health as it can lead to loss of personal interaction which in turn can lead to a loss of confidence. 1.2 cont Emotional well-being is then affected the person will start to feel isolated and not feel good about themselves maybe causing them to become depressed. Clean hands are also important, as this ensures that any contact with bacteria that your hands have come into contact with does not have the chance to spread.
It can reduce the chance of poor health, improve their mental state & promote self-esteem by giving them a sense of belonging & feeling socially accepted.Supported Housing for the elderly, disabled and other vulnerable groups allows individuals the freedom and choice to be as independent as they feel able to while still having support there if needed. | Poor living conditions or homelessness can have a dramatically negative effect on a person. They would be extremely vulnerable. Being exposed to the elements or having a home that is damp/energy inefficient can cause many health issues both physical & mental e.g. respiratory problems, low self-esteem & depression.
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.
1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Duty of care makes you think about the residents and their best interests are kept forefront and if I am keeping them safe and protected. I would report anything that is unsafe or detrimental to a residents well-being i.e. any cables that aren’t pinned back to the wall (this is a trip hazard) and could cause injury so it would be my duty of care to report this so it can be dealt with in the correct manner. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights.
Some people like to wash themselves and if this is the case it is advisable to stay close to the bathroom in case they do need your help. Turn off or turn down the radio/television if on as it could be hard to hear them calling over the noise. Necklace and wrist alarms can be worn as if the person is feeling unwell or has a
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.
These are things I could do to make their home safer. 2.1 If dilemmas occur my duty of care is to the individual’s rights. For example if a service user becomes unwell and cannot walk very well without a walking frame. They may refuse to use it even though it states in there care plan they need to. It’s your duty of care to encourage the use of the walking frame.
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.