Hoarding

Hoarding

Hoarding can be a medical condition that requires mental health treatment as well as practical management strategies for de-cluttering, and maintaining a healthy home environment.

Sometimes, it can be challenging to know if the clutter you observe is really so concerning. 

To help you take a realistic look at clutter problems, please reference this Clutter Image Rating Scale to help you take stock of the clutter problem you are concerned about.

If the clutter or hoarding you observe is rated at '4' or higher on the clutter scale, we would like to get involved right away to assess safety and see if we can assist in any way.

For more information, visit Hoarding Services

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West Van Island

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