Some individuals being supported may need to be sensitively reminded about hygiene, it is good practice to explain the reasons for maintaining good hygiene levels, whilst respecting people's differences and attitudes to taking care of themselves. 2.2 Protective equipment, clothing and precautions should be followed at all times when working to minimise the risk of infection. Uniforms should be clean on each day and washed separately from other laundry. Gloves, aprons and good hand washing techniques should be used when providing personal care for individuals as germs can spread very easily in care home settings. 2.3 Concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care should be reported to your line manager or house manager immediately.
All staff should be aware of the care plan and have easy access to it if needed. You must followed the care plan and monitor and report any changes. care plan is a living document 2. Record and Report You must keep a record of an individuals continence needs. *Bowel Charts Urgency , did the person rush to the toilet Straining, did they have difficultly with opening there bowels Consistency of stool with the use of a “Bristol stool chart” Other info such as pain or bleeding *Intake and output chart Times Pad changes Wet clothing and bedding Change of behaviour You may also have to go into detail of any support given in there care plan to help with future
Unit 207 Task A Ai) Person centered values means treating the clients as individuals making sure that they are being treated with dignity and respect, making sure that they have there privacy, and that they have their independence, we need to make sure to give clients a choice of different things and that they have a right to choose them, we also need to recognise that working with professionals is partnership not a relationship. Aii) It is important for care workers because we want to treat our clients as individuals and they way you want to be treated. The main reason why it is important is because it is a law requirement, they come from different acts such as, Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the Codes of Practice. Care Quality Commission got the essentials standards from the Health and Social Care Act. If the person centered value are all being followed correctly then the clients should feel happy and content.
CHCICS301B PROVIDE SUPPORT TO MEET PERSONAL CARE NEEDS Assessment Knowledge Questions 1. Explain the processes and strategies that you use to support people with personal care needs. • By having personal care plans • By following agency policies and procedures • By using appropriate equipment and aids • By having dignity and respect for clients • By having a person centred care • Seek support and clarification from supervisor if needed • Follow WHS policies and procedures 2. List five personal care tasks that you may need to help a client with while working as a care worker. • Showering • Toileting • Dressing • Eating and drinking • Grooming, shaving and nail care 3.
Unit 40 P2, P3, P4, Unit 28- P3, P4 roles and responsibilities As a care worker I would have many roles and responsibilities within a care home. I would assist the residents in personal care, this can include washing, dressing, toilet need and eating. I would also respond to any calls made from the residents to me in an efficient manner. Any incidents or unexplained injuries that may happen I would report to the nurse or manager in charge. I would ensure that the residents would be presentable in their appearance at all times.
Which could make them feel discriminated against. A way to overcome this is by having a person who may come in a couple of days a week to be activities coordinator, this will ensure that there will be a member of staff coordinated for activities and can run a variety through out the afternoon, while the carers carry on with there other jobs. Another difficulty that was encountered was giving residence choice, this was a difficulty, for example if the residence was given choice of dinner, they may all put something different down, this would be hard to complete because of lack of staff to be able to make such a variety of meals, in a short period of time. A way to overcome this by making a set menu, a menu for week and a menu for week b. with only two different meals to choose from, but different each week. This will ensure the residences still have choice, but it’s still manageable by staff, and also will stay in budget for the care home.
Outcome 1 - Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1. Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene routines are something most of us take for granted. You get up, wash, brush your teeth, comb your hair, etc. But these routines are something that elderly people can find very difficult. We can imagine the effect it would have on us if we could not perform ur usual hygiene routine.
As a carer I would discuss the options and choices available to the individual to allow them an informed choice regard their care. Communication is an essential for a career so they can meet the needs for the service users. It is a basic requirement and the most important of my job role to communicate with service users and their families and other members of staff on a daily basis. Communicating with other staff members ensures effective team working and continuity of good care. It also ensures any health and safety issues are recognized and reported.
1.2: The use of care plans in applying person centred values is where a individuals care plan is reviewed regularly to help people understand the residents likes and dislikes, their progression from day to day within the home and to help carers understand what is happening with the individual and the best approach to take with them. All care plans are person centred because it is base and centred on the one person which is the resident, it tells people a bit about the individual what happened in their past and the present what they like and dislike so as carers we can base their care around this and help promote the individuals values and beliefs for example if someone like to get up at a certain time or when they like to go to bed then we respect their choice and help promote this. It also helps when a carer provides information and their evaluation on the resident so that when the care plans are updated this then helps other carers and
Unit 4222-223 Support individuals to meet personal care needs HSC 2015 1. Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care. The regulations which relate to cleanliness, hygiene and infection control require service providers to: *Have appropriate procedures for the control of infection and of clinical waste *Ensure premises are kept in a good state of repair externally and internally and are fit for the provision of care *Provide facilities and equipment to address the needs of the service users and keep a record of maintenance of such items *Ensure staffs receive training appropriate to the work they are to perform and provide suitable assistance to staff *Keep records of incidents detrimental to the health or welfare of the service user. This would include notifying the Care Commission of outbreaks of any infectious diseases which are deemed sufficiently serious by a doctor or district nurse attending people in the care home. Services which have requirements noted on inspection will be asked to submit an action plan showing how these requirements will be met.