Odours occur from bacteria found on our skin and in our mouths. Taking good care of our skin and mouth helps to protect us infections regular bathing and teeth cleaning can help to protect us from bad odours. Poor personal hygiene is known to cause illness. Poor hygiene can be a sign of mental health issues or low self esteem from isolation from others. 2 Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Describe how to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene When supporting an individual with intimate personal hygiene it is important to explain to the individual what is going to happen and ensuring that they understand what is going to happen and that they are comfortable with what is going to happen.
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.
LD 206 – Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene Most people will maintain personal hygiene except in illness, substance abuse, or dementia. Dementia can cause a change in personal hygiene habits. People may forget to wash or change their clothes, or they may forget how to keep clean. Carers may find these stressful but different strategies can help. A person with dementia may need help with going to the toilet, getting dressed, brushing their teeth and grooming hair and nails.
Amanda Coxon 1033747 LD206c Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal hygiene is the act of maintaining the cleanliness and grooming of the external body. This includes bathing and showering, cleaning teeth, washing and combing hair, keeping nails clean, wearing clean clothes and changing them regularly and washing hands after using the toilet. Good personal hygiene is important as it reduces the risk of the spread of infection, increases levels of self esteem and confidence and reduce the risk of unpleasant odours. By promoting personal hygiene in your own practice and appearance, and assisting individuals that you care for, you are leading by example.
The Department of Health in the Philippines explains that poor personal hygiene can cause skin diseases and worm infestations, diarrheal diseases and dental diseases. Proper personal hygiene not only keeps you looking and smelling clean, but can also prevent the spread of
2. Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 2.1 – Support an individual to understand factors that contribute to good personal hygiene 2.2 – Address personal hygiene issues with the individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own values 2.3 – Support the individual to develop awareness of the effects of poor personal hygiene on others 2.4 – Support the preferences and needs of the individual while maintaining their independence 2.5 – Describe how to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene When I help an individual firstly I ensure their safety, then make sure the door is shut and there is the necessary equipment at hand, so that I will not have to rush out of the room and leave them stranded. I also do not discuss the current situation e.g.going to the toilet etc. unnecessarily as this may make them feel uncomfortable, so instead I discuss other things such as any trips they
Personal hygiene means the cleaning and grooming of the external body to make sure the skin, nails and hair are in a good condition. This is done to keep the body and hair clean and free from infections. Through eating, drinking, coughing, sneezing, sweating and elimination of urine and excrement the body needs cleaning to prevent infection, discomfort and odors. 1.2. 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.
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.
1.1 maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene a S/U feels clean, presentable and comfortable. Through looking presentable and feeling clean a S/Us self esteem and self respect rises. There is less chance of infections developing and therefore the external body is healthier. Personal hygiene means the cleaning and grooming of the external body to make sure the skin, nails and hair are in a good condition. This is done to keep the body and hair clean and free from infections.
Unit CU2655 support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1. Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is important to the individual’s health and well-being. Being clean, and having a respectable appearance is important for maintaining older persons self-esteem too. 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.