Hoarding and Decluttering
Hoarding among seniors is becoming a serious psychiatric and community problem - and it is grossly under-detected and untreated. Increasingly, social service agencies are identifying seniors who are at risk of losing their tenancy due to hoarding, unclean, cluttered and unmaintained homes.
In response, three York Region social service providers have developed the Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors as an innovative program to address these issues.
The program seeks to aid York Region seniors (age 55-plus or those with an age related condition) with low to moderate income who are living in poor environmental conditions and are at risk of losing their tenancy.
Customized service plans and teams - made up of one or more members from each partner agency - are developed to meet each client's unique needs.
- Extreme cleaning, minor repairs, and/or clutter reduction to create safer living environment
- Advocacy regarding tenant/landlord issues
- Short-term therapeutic intervention with an occupational therapist
- Case management with a specialized geriatric mental health case manager for mental health issues associated with hoarding
- Longer term case management to ensure connectedness to community support
The Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors program aims to decrease the risk of tenancy loss so that seniors can live better and stay in their homes.
- Hoarding: What is it and How to Help
- Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors Program Information
- The Community Clutter and Hoarding Toolkit
For further information about this new program or if you have a client to refer, please contact CHATS live answer at 905-713-3373 ext. 6082 or email@example.com
Program Fact Sheet
For more information about Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors, please click here.
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario