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The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

Sharon Tay


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Maintaining a healthy appearance and good hygiene is an important factor in a person's sense of wellbeing. As people age, this does not diminish but the body becomes more sensitive and deserves to be treated in a different way. This practical handbook is specifically designed to assist carers in looking after their clients' appearances as well as their health, providing a wealth of information on health and beauty care for older people.

Throughout the book, Sharon Tay, an experienced beauty therapist, gives detailed and easy to follow instructions on appropriate cosmetic techniques such as manicures, pedicures, herbal remedies, hair removal, skin care and makeup application. These techniques avoid damaging treatments and the overuse of harmful products that often cause unwanted skin, nail and hair problems. Question and answer sections are also included, highlighting some of the common concerns and queries.

Brimming with beauty and health care tips, this book is ideal for carers looking to improve quality of life for their clients and will also be of interest to anyone needing advice on sensitive beauty treatments.

Sharon Tay is a beauty therapist and natural therapist who has worked in the industry for fourteen years. She specialises in health and beauty care for women of all age groups, particularly with older women residing in both nursing homes and private residences. She is a mother and a grandmother. Sharon lives in Lenah Valley, Tasmania and spends most of her leisure time in the garden or walking along the tracks of Mt Wellington and other bush tracks in southern Tasmania.
The book achieves its aims of providing simple tips on health and beauty for older people and conveys a positive message about the right to looking and feeling good whatever one's age.
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Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
What is Sphere?
1. The Handbook
2. Using the Standards in context
Appendix 1 Delivering assistance through markets
The Humanitarian Charter
Protection Principles
The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH)
Food Security and Nutrition
Shelter and Settlement
Annex 1 Legal foundation to Sphere
Annex 2 The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
Annex 3 Abbreviations and acronyms