Thank you for your interest in personal care at Phoebe Berks Village Common and Village Gardens. Below, you’ll find our answers to the questions families ask us most about personal care:

1. How is personal care different from independent living and skilled nursing? Personal care residents are partially independent, but need regular support with a few activities of daily living. They don’t require the same round-the-clock care as a skilled nursing resident, but require more assistance than is suitable for independent living.

2. How do I determine the level of care that my loved one needs? Generally, personal care is ideal for individuals who can live safely on their own with the benefit of having a care team to assist them with activities such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and taking medication.

If your loved one’s care needs extend beyond regular aspects of daily living, skilled nursing is the more suitable option to ensure the best quality of life for him or her.

3. What happens if my loved one’s needs become greater than what personal care can provide? As a continuing care retirement community, Phoebe Berks offers a continuum of senior care services to meet your loved one’s needs. Should his or her needs change, they will be able to transition seamlessly from one care level to the next.

If you have another question you would like to have answered, please call 610-927-8559 to speak with a member of the Phoebe Berks personal care team.