Free In-Home Dementia Assessment Services

As our loved ones progress in their disease, their basic needs change.  To help provide the safest, most engaging environment, Willowbrook offers a free, in-home dementia assessment service within Effingham and Champaign areas.  For more information, give us a call, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Facebook message for more information.

Signs of Dementia

While common, memory loss may not be the first sign of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. If you have a hunch or observe one of the following signs, please contact us.

  • Difficulty performing tasks with which they were once familiar
  • Less inhibited - say or do things that are socially inappropriate
  • Trouble finding words - saying sugar instead of salt
  • Difficulty following directions or become disoriented

Goals of the In-Home Assessment

In each assessment, a dementia nurse will meet with the family, any caregiver, and the loved one.  The nurse will answer any questions covering a variety of topics and develop a plan to keep the adult with dementia in the home as long as possible.  The key topics covered include:

  • Home safety assessment
  • Assessment of judgement, orientation, behavior, physical ability, senses
  • Planning for the future
  • Working with the doctor
  • Caregiver support
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Driving privileges
  • Knowledge of dementia