Unit 206 Maintaining Personal Hygine

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Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene (LD 206 C) Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene (LD 206 C) Assessment Criteria Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene The learner can: 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. describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being. The effect of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being may develop from social problems to serious diseases. Body and dental odour are one of the first consequences of poor hygiene. Person can be excluded from society around them, feeling insecure, losing their confidence and self-esteem. Poor hygiene may lead to social difficulties and isolation. All these aspects are affecting individual’s well-being and breaking down their mental health and leading to developing of mental illnesses. When is personal hygiene not maintained, individual’s physical health deteriorate by having skin problems, infections, dental diseases, increasing likelihood of contracting contagious illnesses Outcome 3 Understand when poor hygiene may be an indicator of other underlying personal issues The learner can: identify underlying personal issues that may be a cause of poor personal hygiene Failure to brush and floss, failure to use soap and shampoo, failure to use deodorant, failure to change clothes regularly, drug use,

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