Transition Services have been our hallmark, bread-and-butter services for more than a decade. We offer 3 levels of transition services so that we can provide the level of care our clients need in order to overcome physical and emotional stress caused by extreme clutter, unsanitary living conditions and medical difficulties resulting from severe hoarding. Our goal is to restore your home to a clean, healthy, inviting home environment.
When we do a Basic Transition/Hoarding Cleanup, we sort, pack, clean, haul away the trash, move items to storage, launder your items and disinfect/sanitize your home from top to bottom. We offer freedom from extreme clutter and harmful airborne toxins in less than two weeks. Helping a client transition from hoarding requires attention to detail and compassion, as well as a genuine concern for the individual’s mental and physical health. The LifeCycle team consistently provides clients with both.
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Does Someone Need You to Be an Influencer?
An influencer is someone--a family member, spouse, friend, or neighbor--who is concerned enough about a loved one to be the catalyst for positive change. Influencers are often unsure of the best way to address their looming concerns about a loved one's hoarding. Frequently, the loved one isn’t ready to acknowledge the hoarding difficulty and may not be initially interested in changing.
If you're convinced that a loved one is hoarding and needs to change, here are some tips to help you influence a change:
- Educate yourself on hoarding. You need to know what hoarding looks like and what causes it.
- Reach out to your loved one. Discuss your concerns with him or her.
- Check your expectations. Overcoming hoarding is a process that takes time.
- Obtain resources and support. At LifeCycle Transitions we’ve provided support and help to hundreds of families.
- Support your loved one on the path to recovery. The first steps are crucial, but lasting change takes time and encouragement.
One of the best first steps to intervention is to schedule an assessment with a professional intervention expert today! We work with clients throughout New England, New York, Illinois, and Indiana.
ANONYMOUS HOARDING INTERVENTION
Do you have first-hand knowledge of any of these situations?
- A family member’s home is uninhabitable due to hoarding.
- A neighbor’s home is severely hoarded, smells bad, or has floors that are rotting.
- A friend’s home is cluttered, filthy, and overrun by dogs or cats.
- A loved one no longer allows anyone to visit her because every room in her home is piled high with newspapers, books, and magazines.
Are you hesitant to intervene because--
- You are afraid your friend will be forced to leave her home?
- You don’t want your neighbor to face ridicule from the community?
- You hate the thought of hurting your loved one?
- You don’t want the police or government agencies to step in?
We understand, and we provide a way for you to help anonymously.
Click the HELP button below to anonymously report a hoarding case.
- The only information you need to provide is the person’s full name, address, and phone number. We won’t ask for any details.
- We will discreetly and privately call the person, with the goal of encouraging your friend or family member to allow us to help him make a change.
- Your involvement will never be revealed.
- All of the information from your loved one will be kept 100% confidential.
- No authorities will be notified.
Here’s how most towns and cities discover and address hoarding cases.
Stop living in fear and protect your privacy by being proactive and scheduling an assessment today!
We work with clients throughout New England, New York, Illinois and Indiana.
Types of Hoarders
A person whose environment is filled mostly with trash that has no emotional value to him or her. Often, the condition of the home results in mold and mildew problems, and attracts various insects and rodents.
An individual who hoards printed items such as books, magazines, newspapers and other reading materials. Many people in this category have IQs in the genius range, are well-educated, and work as professors, accountants, psychologists, and engineers.
An individual who hoards animals, most often because they need to be rescued. However, after they have rescued several animals, many animal hoarders become overwhelmed caregivers. They cannot provide consistent care as their hoard of animals is too much to bear. Their home becomes--literally--overrun with animals.
An individual who purchases and/or collects large quantities of food, most of which are canned and boxed items. Usually the shelf life of the items has expired. The food would be harmful for humans to consume.
An individual who hoards items he or she expects to be able to use in the future. As time passes, the collection of items "I might need some day" grows much larger than anyone could reasonably use. A recycler's home is often filled with items that can be donated.
An individual who has a specific fascination with themed items. Whether it's hubcaps, old bottles, vintage dishes, baseball cards, salt and pepper shakers, or a hundred other things, this person can't get enough of whatever he or she collects. The collector often buys on impulse whenever the opportunity presents itself.
What to Expect
Initial Phone Screening
During the initial call, we typically like to know basic details such as:
- How long has the hoarding been occurring?
- Who resides in the home?
- Who will be present during the transition process?
- Is the person in question prepared to address the issue?
Onsite Evaluation Assessment
Our objective is to minimize your stress and anxieties by targeting the root of your struggles. The assessment process is designed to be therapeutically healing. An average assessment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending upon what the client requires. Once the assessment is completed, each prospective client receives a detailed breakdown of the cost, the number of technicians, and the number of days the job will require. The document also provides details about packing, disposing of items, and moving.
The Right Pairing
After the initial assessment reveals your requirements, the transition expert will pair you with appropriate technicians based on your personality, your hoarding tendencies, and the scope of the work to be provided.
Within 24 hours of the initial assessment, you will receive a detailed evaluation assessment email that outlines the cost, the hoarding tendencies, our expectations about the project, and an estimated start date & time.
Our team of Transition Technicians will preform packing services as a means to free up space to thoroughly clean your home.
We will sort and organize all items in the home into categories of keep, donate and discard.
Our team of Transitions Technicians will deep-clean all surfaces in the home to ensure that all toxins and impurities are removed and sanitized.
Our team of Transition Technicians will load and haul away anything that is to be donated or removed.
Rather than take the extensive measures necessary to de-clutter, clean and organize, some clients prefer to sell their home just as it is and then relocate. We have teams of transition experts and realtors who can make that transition happen quickly and seamlessly.
HOME REHAB & RENOVATIONS
Once our Transitions Technicians have your home clean and neat, they can also repair or renovate it in order to modernize it and increase its market value.READ MORE
Why Choose Us
Our in-person quote process allows us to thoroughly assess each person's situation and formulate
an action plan that carefully and effectively provides support for every need.