My ~70 year old father has accumulated about 45 years of things, to the point where movement through the house is almost impossible. For example, he has saved every box he has come in contact with (has the box our tv came in from the early 90s) for example.
Basically I'm wondering what the options are for when a hoarder absolutely refuses to even discuss their problem. My mother and sister have both tried, but he literally leaves the house for days, turning off his phone, if the subject is mentioned. Obviously therapy is not an option. His hoarded trash needs to be removed because my mother is getting to an age it's unsafe, and she's even looking at moving out. This stuff needs to go, but all resources online say "DON'T TOUCH OR CLEAR OUT THE HOARDERS ITEMS!" We really don't know what the options are at this point though.