4222-223 Support individuals to meet personal care needs
For this assignment I will use an example of how I work with a client
1.1 Every morning when I go to help L . with her morning routine I first of all ask her how she feels and what she wants us to do that day, whether she wants a wash or a shower, is she wsants to was her hair or not.
1.2 We establish the level and type of support she needs for personal care by talking. I ask her what part of the shower she can do on her own(wash her hands, face, under her arms, groins) and what part needs my support (back, feet).
1.3 We agree on the level of privacy she needs also by talking, I ask her when or if she wants me to leave the bathroom so she can have some privacy or hold the shower . And if she wants me to let her for few minutes in the bathroom, I can go out and close the door, since it is safe for her, she has a safety belt on her shower chair so there’s no risk of falling or sliding.
2.1 It is very important to support the individuals to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions. That is why I always explain L. that the first thing we need to do is to put on the safety belt. And also in days when she does not feel like taking a shower, I encorage her explaining that keeping a good hygiene is very important for her health and well being.
2.2 I always respect the health and safety procedures and the infection control procedures, so before working with any client I wash hands, I use antibacterial gel, I put on gloves, apron, plastic shower shoes. I also respect some good rules when giving a shower: was first face, hands and upper part with a white flanel and groins, bottom and feet with a dark flanel.
2.3 Sometimes I was in the situation to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care. For example the shower was broken, the toilet blocked or the draining from the shower blocked, so I reported this immediately in...