Maintaining their home or surroundings, is a part of remaining independent for
most people receiving care and support. It helps to keep them busy, take pride in
their surroundings and remain in a safe environment. If the individual is struggling
to complete everyday household tasks, they should be monitored to determine if
they either require support..
A safe and healthy environment refers to an environment that is safe, secure,
clean and comfortable. A safe and healthy environment can have psychological
benefits for your clients so it is important that they are encouraged to maintain
their environment at all times. Sometimes, when this isn’t possible, you may be
required to support and assist them in doing so.
Outline the different ways that you can support and assist clients to maintain a
safe and healthy environment.
healthy and safe can involve:
Checking electrical appliances for faults
Keeping the environment tidy
Removing trip hazards
Ensuring exits are clear in case of a fire