Prevent Hoarding in Seniors: Watch Out for Clutter [Infographic]

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.

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Next Step  Download or print this handy infographic tip sheet as a PDF


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How to Help Seniors Who Are Hoarders
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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Infographic source: CaregiverStress from Home Instead Senior Care
Image: Ugly House Photos

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