WEB112119 - Promising Approaches to Hoarding Issues in Senior Housing *TBT*
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**Recorded Version** Hoarding Disorder is a mental health disorder and is protected under the Americans with Disability Act. Under fair housing laws housing providers must accommodate the needs of residents who have disabilities. How do housing professionals balance their responsibilities of empowering and stabilizing one’s housing and remedy the problems without violating Fair Housing? This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).

 Export to Your Calendar 11/21/2019
When: Thursday, November 21, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 PM (ET)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: (614) 848-5958


Online registration is available until: 11/19/2019
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Webinar Registration by November 19, 2019: Members $55; Non-members $85 - 1.5 training contact hours

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).

Hoarding and hoarding-related issues pose extreme challenges in senior care and housing settings, where providers tend to do everything possible to help their residents successfully maintain quality, safe housing rather than consider the possibility of eviction. LeadingAge Washington member Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG) accepted a LeadingAge Innovations Fund grant to develop an Eviction Diversion Program in collaboration with The Hoarding Project, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization focused on supporting individuals and organizations affected by hoarding disorder. During the year-long pilot program, SHAG helped 15 older adults with hoarding issues avoid eviction from their housing communities.

Who Should Attend: elderly | health & wellness

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hoarding and its relationship to housing
  • Understand the most effective approaches to different types of hoarding/housekeeping behaviors
  • Examine lessons learned from the pilot project that you can apply in your community

About the Presenter

Ashley graduated with a BS in Gerontology. Her career started in the Assisted Living industry in multiple roles in dementia care communities. She then changed directions and joined SHAG Senior Housing. In 2013 she helped launch/implement the Resident Services Coordination Program. New to the industry, she attended a seminar on Hoarding Disorder. She then became a member of the King/Pierce County Hoarding Taskforce hosted by The Hoarding Project since its inception in 2013. She was the lead RSC in an Eviction Diversion Program Grant funded by LeadingAge WA. Her passion related to Hoarding Disorder has led her to speak at multiple conference related to seniors and housing.  In 2017 she won the People’s Choice Award. She continues to be the company expert in Hoarding Disorder.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Core Area: Current Issues/Community Relations