By Nancy Ludin
CEO Jewish Pavilion 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Seniors who hoard


No one likes a dirty house, where stuff is chaotically piled on top of each other just like in a flea market. The situation isn’t helped by the fact that retirees can turn into ‘hoarders’, filling every free space of their home with old junk because ‘it might come in handy one day’. Many older folk tend to hold on to useless items that may become room obstacles, which increase their chance of tripping and falling. Dirt and dust buildup and other unsanitary living conditions may also have serious health consequences.

Hoarding tends to get worse with age. Excessive hoarding increa...

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