Topic: “Hoarding: A Simple Look at a Complex Disorder”
Speaker: Robert McKeever, Vice President, Steri-Clean LLC & Hoarders.com
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Description: Hoarding is a complicated mental disorder that affects people of all ages, genders, income levels, and cultures. The inclination to hoard can begin early in life or it can be triggered by depression or another life event.
Many families are torn apart because of the hoarder’s inability to choose their loved ones over their beloved “stuff” and trustees face big problems: where are the needed documents to administer the estate and what happens with all the items after the hoarder dies? In many cases, it’s not the hoarder who suffers, it’s the person left to clean up the mess. Please join us to learn about:
• What is hoarding?
• Who is inclined to hoard?
• The five levels of hoarding and how to identify each
• Biohazard basics for protecting yourself
• Resources for family members, loved ones, trustees, and estate attorneys
Speaker Biography: Robert McKeever is the Vice President of Steri-Clean LLC and Hoarders.com. His compassion, professionalism and knowledge of hoarding and biohazard make it possible for him to assist even the most complex situations. On average, Robert assesses 5-10 hoarded homes per week and has successfully cleaned over 1,000 homes. His prior years as a Crime Scene Steri-Clean field supervisor provided him with the knowledge and understanding it takes to work closely with hoarders and their families.
In recent years, Robert has been seen on the hit A&E series “Hoarders”, KCAL 9 News, NBC 4 News and in several newspapers and magazines. Robert is a true asset to the hoarding and biohazard community and to Crime Scene Steri-Clean. He is a hands-on manager, always putting the needs of the client and their particular circumstances before anything else. Roberts’s protocol is to assess and respond to the context of the situation with the utmost compassion and understanding.