Care recipient (cr) keeps a lot of junk around the house that doesn’t seem to be needed or have value or be useful

Try: Focus on safety clear pathways of paper or boxes to prevent falls make sure countertops are clear enough so that essentials such as medications or the telephone can be found remove fire hazards surreptitiously clear refuse when cr can’t see you getting rid of what seems like junk to you can be traumatic for the hoarder offer to take pictures of favorite objects and create an album then box up these extras that there there’s no space for try introducing more activities to preoccupy cr such as bingo painting woodwork or even simple household tasks — anything that occupies hands and mind

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www caring com how to handle difficult behaviors by f paula spencer scott no date

Keywords: Hoarding pack rat hoarder hoards

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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