Hoarding: Keeping the Clutter at Bay

Hoarding is an issue that we have addressed before on our blog (See our February 3, 2009 post, entitled, “Hoarding and the Elderly.)”  This post stresses the importance of ensuring that seniors have a safe, clutter free environment to get around. I recently read an online Psychology Today article on hoarding that some of you […]

Sorting Through Mom and Dad’s Belongings

In the fall of 2006, when my Mother moved from her home into assisted living, I was faced with the monumental task of finding a home for 70+ years worth of her belongings. Both of my parents were incredibly sentimental people.  They were well traveled and collected souvenirs on most vacations.  They were frugal so they didn’t […]

Hoarding and the Elderly

In an earlier post (“Fall Prevention” posted by lmcgowan on January 14, 2009), I provided readers with an overview of the many risk factors associated with falls in the elderly and a list of things they can do to prevent such falls.  As we learned in that post, clutter can be a real concern.  According […]