Unit 4222-250 1.1 Personal hygiene is important for many reasons firstly maintaining good personal hygiene will prevent your skin possibly breaking down and the complications that go with that such as it effects your health. Good hygiene could mean people feel more confident and are more likely to want to be sociable. Personal hygiene also helps people have a better self image. Good hygiene also prevents the spread of germs and illnesses to others. 1.2 The effects of poor personal hygiene can make people feel that they cannot socialise and this may make them try to withdraw from others, it may also make the person in question feel that they are not worthy and have a bad self image, people may even feel that they are ugly.
Good personal hyginene helps to prevent or develop infections, illness or bad odours, it also helps with confidence, motivation, body image and self esteem. 2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well being People have to maintain a good standard of hygiene when people do not it affects how their are feeling. Hair - Can become greasy, unkept, smelly and matterd Skin - Can be come dry and start body odours. Because of a build up of sweat in the glands within the skin bacteria increases. Teeth- Another effect of poor hygiene is bad breath which is lack of brushing this allows bacteria to grow or having food in between teeth can start to rot over time so leading to bad breath.
The foundation of a healthy life is good personal hygiene. Poor hygiene can cause several different health problems including skin problems, infectious diseases caused by bacteria or parasites. 1.2 Describe the effect of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being. When people don't practice adequate personal hygiene, certain consequences may develop ranging from social problems to potentially serious diseases. Poor personal hygiene can have social and emotional effect on life.
Unit 97 Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene Explain why personal hygiene is important Good personal hygiene important to help take care of your body to prevent illness and infection. Good personal hygiene can also help to prevent the spread of infection to others. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene is known to be unacceptable in our culture. Good personal hygiene helps us to eliminate odours from our body. Odours occur from bacteria found on our skin and in our mouths.
If the individual is under constant verbal abuse for their poor hygiene it will more often than not result in the person feeling unconfident from low self esteem, which can lead to depression and isolation. Task 2: Knowing how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene. ⦁ When it comes to addressing such a matter with an individual it is important to first of all make sure the subject is handled in private and as sensitively and tactfully as possible, whilst not imposing any of my own ethics and values about standards of cleanliness as there may be reasons why the individual has poor hygiene that are highly personal to them
Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene can lead to unpleasant body odors, leaving the individual feeling depressed, with low self esteem and low confidence. It can also lead to the individual being isolated by friends. It can have a great effect on your health causing infections; stop you from causing injury to yourself and others by trimming nails. Good personal hygiene is important to promoting good health. 2.5.
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 S/Us feeling isolated and depressed. 2.1 Using a friendly approach, talk positively and sensitively to the S/U about the importance of good personal hygiene and reassure them that you are there to help them if they need that help bearing in mind their right to independence and their ability to act independently and explain that their privacy is just as important to you as it is to them. 2.2 It is important to be sensitive and not impose your own values
It also creates poor self- image, low self – esteem, isolation. Even it can make you lose confidence. Therefore it is advisable to have a good personal hygiene as it helps to bring out the good things about the individual. 2.1 Support an individual to understand factors that contribute to good personal hygiene. To support an individual to understand factors that contribute to good personal hygiene will involve using a diplomatic & polite way to talk to the individual about the topic.
A person with dementia may need help with going to the toilet, getting dressed, brushing their teeth and grooming hair and nails. It is quite common for people with dementia to forget about, or lose interest in, personal hygiene. They may neglect basic activities such as bathing and changing their clothes. This can be perplexing and upsetting for a carer. Understanding the cause can help you decide which strategies may be helpful when caring for a person with dementia.
If you are assisting someone with their personal hygiene, it is important to respect that persons privacy and dignity, as well as carrying out personal hygiene tasks in the manner that the individual wishes you too. For example if a person prefers to have a daily bath or shower rather than a wash, it is your responsibility to ensure this happens. 2. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene can lead to skin irritations and breaks in the skin (pressure sores) as well as bacterial and parasitic infections, which can have a long term effect on an individuals health if the problem is not treated effectively. It can have an adverse effect on a person’s well-being and self-esteem as they may withdraw from society due to feelings of embarrassment because of bodily odours and unsightly appearance.