Poor personal hygiene can have a negative effect on the individual, and affects social relationships with others. The individuals that I work with can sometimes struggle to maintain their own personal hygiene, so need my support. Keeping clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints, bad smells and bacterial or parasitic infections. Low self esteem and confidence can affect how a person sees themselves, and they may neglect their personal hygiene.
1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is important because the individual enjoys cleanliness, presentation & comfort. Looking good & clean can boost the person’s ego & their respect among others. The person whose body is clean hardly gets infected. Personal hygiene involves keeping the skin, nails & hair in good shape as well as keeping your clothes clean. Personal hygiene is also important as it clears discomfort & odors that might discomfort others & make friends to isolate you.
1.1 Explain why personal hygiene important Good personal hygiene is essential to promoting good health. Personal hygiene includes oral hygiene, skin hygiene, hair hygiene and hair hygiene, but it is not limited to these 4 as after promoting a good personal hygiene even the clothes that you put on must be clean. Personal hygiene habits such as washing your hands and brushing and flossing your teeth will help keep bacteria, viruses, and illnesses at bay. And there are mental as well as physical benefits. Practicing good body hygiene helps you feel good about yourself, which is important for your mental health.
UNIT 23 support personal hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal Hygiene is important as keeping a good level of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of illnesses, infections and bad odours. It also makes you feel good about yourself and makes you feel valued. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and wellbeing If you don’t maintain your personal hygiene it can affect your mental health leading you too feel insecure about yourself making you lose confidence. Your emotional wellbeing would also be affected by you not feeling good about yourself. Your physical health would also deteriorate and your social life would also be affected due to your physical appearance and a bad odour radiating around you making it unpleasant for others to be around.
CT268 Principles Of Supporting an Individual To Maintain Personal Hygiene 1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 2.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is important for feeling good, 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 2.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Not maintaining own personal hygiene can make the individual’s skin break down, this can in turn cause sores and can lead to infections and pain for the individual. Not maintaining personal hygiene can also affect an individual’s mental health and can lead to insecurities and a loss in confidence. Emotional well-being is affected with the person not feeling good in themselves, physical well-being if their health deteriorates and social well-being as the individual may have body odour which will make others find it unpleasant to be around them.
Unit 23 Support Personal Hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important? Personal hygiene is important as good personal hygiene reduces the spread of bacteria and other unwanted offensive materials which also reduce the spread disease. Also if personal hygiene is maintained it provides a good and professional impression. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor hygiene on health and wellbeing? Poor hygiene can affect health by spreading disease and making people ill, Poor hygiene affects a person’s wellbeing by making them feel unclean and smelly which could affect the individual by causing them to become depressed, lack motivation & wanting to be alone.
Maintaining good personal hygiene includes bathing, washing hands, brushing teeth and wearing clean clothes. It also includes making safe and healthy decisions when interacting with others implementing good personal hygiene practices has both health and social benefits. b. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor hygiene on health and well-being When service users do not maintain personal hygiene certain consequences may develop ranging from social problems to potentially serious diseases. This could led to low self-esteem, neglect, or abuse or be the reason for poor personal hygiene to begin with.
A stomach bug introduced to a care home can quickly spread between residents and staff. This can cause more serious illness and can complicate other medical conditions. Good personal hygiene can greatly reduce the risk of spreading infection. Some basic principles are:- Wash your self regularly and wash your hair, do not wear personal jewelry, especially when undertaking personal care, keep you clothes and shoes clean, wash your hands regularly, wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing or smoking. Using PPE like gloves and aprons also helps reduce the spread of infection.
Hand washing is very important to help lower the spread of disease and bacteria. There are some ways that others can be reminded to help them remember to wash. Sometimes there is lack of education which can prevent someone from knowing the importance of washing. Men and women can be affected differently by certain messages and reminders that would encourage them to wash. Although the most effective prevention in spreading disease and bacteria is hand washing some still need to be reminded, importance of washing is not being taught as much as it should, and certain messages and reminders of washing may affect women and men differently.
We can uphold this by empowering individuals to maintain their own independence. Each individual should have the right to privacy which encourages that person to maintain dignity and self-respect. Whilst respecting the individuals diversity cultures and values. 2.1Describe how to find out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual - we could find out information relating to an individual by working in a way that puts the individual at the centre of any planning and support, we can do this by communicating with them to find out about their history, preferences and wishes. it is important that we appear and work in a non-judgemental way in order to eliminate any prejudices or personal feelings as to not discriminate in any way against the individual.