00098 Impaired home maintenance

00098 Impaired home maintenance

Definition of the NANDA label

State in which there are difficulties in independently maintaining a safe environment that favors development (individual and / or other people).

Inability to independently maintain a safe growth-promoting immediate environment.

Defining characteristics


• Messy home environment.
• Bad smells.
• Accumulation of dust, dirt, food waste, dirty clothes or hygienic waste.
• Inadequate house temperature.
• Lack of personal clothing and clean bedding.
• Lack of clean kitchen utensils.
• Presence of insects or rodents.
• Signs of anxiety and concern in family members.
• Hygienic alterations, infestations or repeated infections.


• Verbal references from the patient or family that express difficulties in keeping the home in comfortable conditions.
• Request for help from the patient or family to maintain the home.
• Verbal references about outstanding debts or lack of financial means.

Related factors

• Disabling illness or injury of a family member.
• Emotional disorders.
• Inadequate planning of family activities.
• Lack of knowledge.
• Lack of motivation.
• Lack of knowledge of community resources.
• Inadequate support systems.
• Lack of financial resources.
• Presence of young children at home.

At risk population

• Financial crisis

Associated condition

• Alteration in cognitive functioning


• Participation in leisure activities.
• Personal care: activities of daily living (ADL).
• Execution of the role.
• Family functioning.
• Being a father: social security.


• Assistance in home maintenance.
• Role empowerment.
• Parental education / education.
• Identification of risks.