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There is Help for Hoarders - Acushnet 02743

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

In recent years, the issue of hoarding has garnered more attention due to the growing population that is being affected by this mental health disorder.

Hoarding is much more than just a few extra items in the garage, or a messy room with unopened boxes. It goes beyond some clutter and knickknacks and tchotchkes that hold sentimental value. Hoarding is a complex mental health disorder that is quickly growing within the aging population. As major life crisis or traumas such as loss, divorce, and even children leaving single parents as empty nesters — there is often no one around to keep the compulsive urge to accumulate at bay. 

Hoarding becomes a health risk when one isn’t able to use their stove to cook because the surface is covered with items or their refrigerator is full of expired food that eventually attract pests and rodents. When the environment is so disorganized that the resident isn’t able to file for medicare to even schedule a doctor’s appointment, it becomes a major problem. In a recent article published by the Washington Post, compulsive hoarding affects nearly 19 million Americans. 

With the rate of hoarding cases steadily growing, it’s important to know where to turn to if you, a loved one, or someone you know if affected by this mental health disorder. 

Thankfully, SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough is here to help with any and all hoarding issues. There is no job too extreme or a mess too messy for us to clean. Contact us today as you work to support your loved one on their path to recovery. 

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