Phoebe Berks was very good as well. The staff was really good and gave an excellent tour. The food was very good, but they did not have many options for apartments. Cleanliness was excellent. The rooms were clean, very nicely painted and decorated, and comfortable.
My mother was initial living with Phoebe Berk - Independent Living for 8 years. We got someone there coming in and provide home healthcare for her in her apartment. We had tried for a while with an agency that had been recommended by the facility itself. We were trying to look for more options if there's a more cost effective way of doing it. But there it really wasn't a matter of cost anymore. The doctors and other healthcare providers thought that she already needed an assisted living so that's when we went to that direction. My mother has now transitioned to Phobe Berks Assisted Living. She is now in a studio room with a private bath. The food there is good but not that excellent. Their facilities both Independent and Assisted living are excellent. The staff there are very impressive. To my opinion, it's a first class type of operation they're running there.
We visited Phoebe Berks together with my parents in-law. It is such an amazing place! The place is very large and the grounds were extremely well kept. The entire complex is enclosed. If anyone would go live there they would not have to go outside to go anywhere. Everything is enclosed. They have walkways that connect each building to another. The residents don't have to go outside unless they want to. They have a gift shop inside the area. There's a beauty shop, a fitness center, a pool, a chapel with any religious ceremony that you can think of, activity rooms, a rehab . They have a multitude of activities. You name it, they have it. They just opened up a new outside courtyard for different ball games and they have places to sit. This place is really amazing. We knew that the place is really nice but it's different if you really come and tour the place. They have a wide variety of apartments with all different sizes. They have apartments with patios, apartments with balconies, or apartments that don't have that access. Every floor that has at least 10 apartments and there is a laundry facility. If you can't have one inside your apartment you can go to that laundry facility with no charge. They have washers and dryers there that the you can use anytime of the day. Everybody is well taken care of. The lady who took us around she knew everybody by name. I mean, wow that's a lot of people to know by name. They knew her and everybody there seemed happy and pleasant. Believe it or not, the prices there are reasonable given all these amenities. They do have a buy-in with this place. Some other facilities don't have a buy-in. The one thing that's good about Phoebe Berks is that the buy-in is refundable. You can actually buy in to cottages like a single family home and you can just progress from one section to another as you need it. You could go from a cottage to independent living apartment. You can go from that to personal care. You can go from personal care to skilled. It is kinda a large outlay of money to begin with but the apartments are very reasonable.
Phoebe Berks Village is a continuing care retirement community in Wernersville, PA that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Phoebe Berks Village for more details on CCRC housing and rates.