One of the basic needs regarding health is to maintain good hygiene, which assists in keeping the skin in good condition and therefore assists in maintaining good health. This chapter will introduce the importance of personal hygiene and grooming for client’s mental and physical health, as well as their social relationships. By understanding why personal care is so important, and the main elements of personal hygiene and grooming, the care provider is well-positioned to offer effective assistance to clients.
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Explain the importance of personal hygiene and grooming to mental and physical health
- Define the fundamental elements of personal hygiene and grooming
When learning about hygiene and grooming, it is essential to first look at the terminology to ensure that you understand everything clearly. These terms will be used throughout this book, so it is important to take the time to master them and practice your recall often.
- AM cares
- PM cares
- HS cares
Whenever these terms are first introduced in this chapter, they are bolded. However, if you need additional information about a term than what is provided here, you can research it in The Free Dictionary: Medical Dictionary.