Elderly sister always had "collecting" tendencies. Basement and closets were always full of lovely things-but bountiful. Now with a devastating home fire, it appears she is intensifying. She is angry that cleaning crew is not helping, but refusing to let them throw away anything. Therefore, work isn't being done to clean and initiate the rebuilding process. She is accumulating bags and boxes in her temporary apt of things to "use in the future", whether damaged, soiled, smelly (ex; Tried to have them remove fire damaged mattresses from dumpster or continues trying to restore and clean 30 year sheets and bed linens). She appears determined to rebuild. Not receptive to assisted living. Spending limited her resources and having trouble prioritizing.
Her children are not living close. They are obviously concerned. Need advice on which direction to go, where to get affordable counseling advice. Need advice on resource availability. I worry that this tremendous loss and lack of spousal support and proximal family support is enhancing her possible obsessive tendencies or promoting potential depression.