Support individuals to manage continence
1.1 - This can affect their sense of dignity and self-esteem and many people find it very hard to accept that they might need help from someone else in such an intimate area of their life. Incontinence can also affect someone’s day to day. Every day activities suddenly become a lot more challenging and many people get worried about leaving their own house.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Pelvic or anal surgeries
Inflammatory bowel disease
1.3 Some people may refuse treatment which will greatly benefit them to help manage their continence. Modesty is greatly valued in some religions and cultures which must be taken into consideration when caring for any individual.
1.4- Keep individuals covered up whenever possible.
Avoid entering a room while other staff are carrying out intimate and personal care. If it is unavoidable, knock and wait. Enable service users to wear clothing that is easy to take off and put on, and therefore promotes their independence. Allow time for service users to use the toilet in private
Consider developing systems to enable service users to take control of their intimate and personal care. A service user who is non-verbal may be able to ring a bell or press a buzzer next to their bed to alert staff when they need help. Allow service users to make choices as much as possible.
4.1 There’s such risks as for the individual such as, UTI’s, skin damage through soiled clothing, reaction to products. There is also risks to the person carrying out the care, such as, contamination of waste. Also there is a risk of loss of dignity and possible for the individual or accusations of abuse for the person carrying out the care and the individual. Unit 69
Meet food safety requirements when providing food and drink for individuals
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