Prevent hoarding in seniors by reducing clutter
Hoarding often starts out as harmless clutter in a few spots around the house. But for some older adults, that clutter can grow into a hoarding problem. One way to prevent this from happening is to reduce clutter, especially when it starts to cause safety issues.
The dangers of hoarding for seniors
Hoarding causes real dangers like increased fall risk, preventing emergency workers from helping your senior, and unsanitary living conditions. It could also be a sign of a serious condition like Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Tackle 5 key clutter zones first
We found a helpful infographic from Home Instead Senior Care that shows 5 key clutter zones in your older adult’s house. It also explains the problems that specific areas of clutter can cause.
The most effective way to clean up the clutter is to tackle one small area at a time. Use this infographic as a way to figure out which part of the house is the most dangerous for your senior and tackle that spot first.