Hopeful Strategies for Senior Hoarding
Length: 1 hour 4 minutes
While hoarding is a serious problem impacting the health and safety of older adults, the condition is highly resistant to treatment. What causes hoarding? Why do hoarders cling to objects, animals, filth, and seemingly meaningless possessions? This timely program will cover 1) the mental health component of hoarding, 2) developing empathy for hoarders, and 3) best practice strategies for improving quality of life for seniors who hoard and their families. The session will also discuss strategies for dealing with hoarding in senior care communities.
This content is beginner and intermediate levels.
Date of original Porgram: 2/4/2022
Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW, has been in healthcare for more than 15 years. Her experience includes both working directly with patients and as a manager in mental health and long term care. She is passionate about educating patients and families on options while promoting self-determination for those with complex physical, cognitive or mental health diagnoses. A frequent guest lecturer for Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program, she also loves teaching professionals about best practices in working with older generations.