What you can do to lend a hand to hoarders

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What you can do to lend a hand to hoarders

  1. 1. Pack Rat <ul><li>People who hoard possessions are very common </li></ul><ul><li>Clutter often fills all usable areas of the home and limits functional use of the home for cooking, socializing, bathing, and sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>Often the “stuff” can take over the home and make the home unsafe </li></ul>
  2. 2. What You Can Do <ul><li>What You Can Do Long-Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Let go of ideal notions of cleanliness </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative and negotiate—don’t require all the changes you would like to see at once </li></ul><ul><li>Begin by reorganizing, not throwing things away </li></ul><ul><li>Help your parent see the ways that their clutter limits them </li></ul><ul><li>How We Can Help </li></ul><ul><li>Non-judgmental third party to assist with making the home safer and more livable without forcing your parent to part with treasured possessions </li></ul><ul><li>Professional help focusing on preventing falls in the house </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on fire safety and ensuring adequate fire protection and alarms </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure there is a clear pathway for emergency personnel to enter </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing support to help keep the home safe </li></ul>

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