Looking for Help for Hoarders

July 1st, 2015 by

Help For HoardersWhen seeking help for hoarders it is advisable that a person seek out different individuals or groups that can help you cope with the intricacies of the hoarder’s life. You may think it’s as simple as cleaning out the “junk” from the home, but that is not entirely the case at all. Many times these individuals are suffering from a form of trauma, illness, or general business of their schedule to maintain their home.

The returning of their home to an orderly state needs to be addressed in a specific manner. One of the primary resources that a person can use in helping a hoarder is a social worker. Often times the social worker can help the individual point them in the right direction in regards to finding the root cause of hoarding. Also, the social work has a network of resources that are not necessarily readily available when doing independent research. Another critical asset that social workers provide is the development of a plan for this person to get the help they need when dealing with the hoarding problems, and this would possibly involve a psychological review.

Psychologists are another excellent way to help individuals that need help when dealing with a hoarder. These trained professionals can help a hoarder get to the root of what caused this individual hoard. Whether it be because they have severe OCD, a traumatic experience, or a significant life event that triggered them to hoard items. These are factors into what items people hoard or why they hoard a particular item. These highly trained professionals can diagnose the exact causation and reasoning behind hoarders compassion’s and needs for a particular grouping or tendency. However, in many cases even after all this work the hoarder might not have the money for a proper cleanout.

In order to help these individuals pay for the servicing of their home there are a few different avenues they can take in order to help pay for it. One way would be to contact your local religious organization to help in raising money as a charitable donation for the payment of the cleaning of the home. Another possibility is looking through local civic associations that can help in creating a potential resource for individuals who do not have the funds. All of this helps an individual get the finances they possibly need in order to get the cleaning done by a professional hoarding cleanup company. When looking for a professional hoarding cleanup company to help in the cleaning of a hoarder’s home, think of Address Our Mess. Our crews and experienced case managers can help in the removal of items that have cluttered these individuals’ homes.

About Jeff Cohn

Jeff Cohn has a Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization through the Institute of Challenging Disorganization and has been trained by Cory Chalmers from the A&E TV series called 'Hoarders'. Jeff Cohn has also worked with many professionals in the hoarding and clutter industries to further his knowledge about the issues. Specializing in Hoarding Clean Up, Clutter Cleaning, Junk Removal and Organizing & Sorting Services. Visit his Google+ Profile
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