For our nation’s elderly population, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and related illnesses make assisted living vital for their continued health and well-being. Unfortunately, transitioning an elderly loved one from independent living to assisted living often brings many unexpected challenges. For some families, they contend with selling the family home and downsizing their parent’s belongings. For thousands of families across the county, however, the transition to assisted living brings a terrible and uncomfortable truth to light: their loved one suffered from hoarding behaviors.
How Do I Handle Cleaning Out a Loved One’s Home When They’ve Been Hoarding?
Hoarder house cleaning sometimes brings families feelings of shame, anger, and frustration. If you’ve discovered that your parent’s home has fallen victim to hoarding or excessive clutter, the first thing you need to do is understand that it’s not his or her fault. Hoarding often comes as a symptom of an underlying mental or medical condition, and many Alzheimer’s or dementia patients suffer from these behaviors. If your once-orderly parent began hoarding later in life, chances are that his or her behavior was influenced by health causes, not by laziness as some people believe.
Once you come to terms with the situation, hoarding estate cleaning services such as Clutter & Hoarding Pros can help you manage this difficult task. Our team first collaborates with you to craft a plan that meets your needs, and we don’t just act as junk removal assistance. We help sort, organize, and streamline home-clearing so that you preserve items of importance while we dispose of unwanted materials. We also help pack items for your loved one’s move to assisted living, as well as items your family wants to move to storage. We also can clean and sanitize homes, regardless of condition. We approach each hoarding clean out with respect and understanding, and every person on our team values your family’s trust and confidentiality.
As the premier hoarding and clutter cleaning service in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, we’ve worked with clients at every level of hoarding, from excessive clutter to serious biohazards. We have the experience to assist your family and expedite your loved one’s transition away from the affected home.
Contact us for a free, on-site assessment and estimate, and let us help your family get over this hurdle so you can focus on your parent’s future care and quality of life.