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5501 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606
Care provided: Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Memory Care
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  • Community Information

    Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center is an assisted living facility in Reading, PA. Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.

    Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center provides meals for residents.

    Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help.

    Unique Features

    * Indoor walking track
    * Pond
    * Lots of trees
    * Courtyard
    * Lots of natural light
    * Game room
    * Enclosed garden/patio with built up garden
    If you represent Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center and would like to claim your listing, please contact us.
  • Residents

    Nurse
    Male
    Female

    The minimum age that a resident may be is years old.


    Staffing

    Nurses on Staff
    Doctor on Call
    24-Hour Awake Staff
    Visiting Nurse
    Homecare Onsite
    Visiting Podiatrist
    Visiting Dentist
    Visiting Physical Therapist
    Visiting Occupational Therapist
    Visiting Speech Therapist


    Facility Care Level

    Care Level Percentage
    Light Care0%
    Medium Care100%
    Heavy Care0%

    Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center prefers that residents need: light care, medium care, heavy care

    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    This community offers diabetes care and can offer insulin injections, including sliding scale therapy.

    Memory Care Offered
    The memory care area of this community is secured to protect the safety of residents who wander. This community's memory care section can accept residents with major behavior issues. The community's memory care area was purpose built to care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.

    Incontinence Care
    Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide a 1 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

    Other Care
    This community can accept residents who are an elopement risk.
  • Transportation

    Resident Parking Available
    Complimentary Transportation
    Property Convenient to Busline

    Smoking

    Allowed Outdoors

    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Activities Offsite
    Devotional Services Onsite
    Outdoor Common Areas
    Indoor Common Areas
    Beautician Onsite

    Other Services

    Wheelchair Accessible Showers
    Full Tubs
    Hospice Available
    Respite Offered

    Meals

    Meals Provided
    Vegetarian

    Activities Provided

    Customized support services provide our residents individual help so they can continue their earned independence. Additionally, the recreation staff prides themselves in offering a varied program schedule tailored to the specific needs and interests of our customers. Everything from painting classes, varies music programs, computer classes, card clubs, movie nightsm, and even excursions to local casinos, shows , and restaurants.
  • Average Room Pricing at Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center

    Room Type Assisted Living
    Studio Averages $3,500 - $4,300 Monthly
    1 Bedroom Averages $4,400 - $5,400 Monthly
    Semi-Private
    2 Bedrooms
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.


    Estimated Fees at Berkshire Commons and Berkshire Center

    Fee Type Assisted Living
    Community Fee
    Respite Fee Averages $3,500 - $4,300 Daily
    Buy-In Fee
    High Care Needs Fee Averages $700 - $900 Monthly
    Medium Care Needs Fee Averages $400 - $500 Monthly
    Low Care Needs Fee
    2nd Person Fee Averages $1,600 - $2,100 Monthly
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Paying for care

    Commercial Insurance
    Private pay
    Social Security
    Separate pricing structure for care
    Veteran's benefits

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Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities Average Cost for 1 Bedroom
Reading5 miles6$4,130
Douglassville7 miles1$5,970
Wyomissing7 miles1$5,610
Morgantown11 miles1$3,000
Boyertown11 miles1$4,050
Fleetwood11 miles2$1,880

General Pricing Information for Reading Assisted Living

Room Type Minimum Cost Average Cost Maximum Cost
1 Bedroom$3,270$4,125$5,400
2 Bedrooms$3,660$4,565$5,240
Semi-Private$1,750$2,215$2,450
Studio$2,500$3,295$4,320

Community Reviews

Good Care

reviewed on: 09/14/2015 by Anonymous

I think the care that they are giving my father is good. Certain care at the facility did not occur initially until I prompted them about it however, they now seem to be very proactive. My father... Read the full review.

Checking on this one - is about 35 to...

reviewed on: 12/30/2012 by A Place For Mom Customer

Checking on this one - is about 35 to 40 minutes but not out of the question.

Not as good as it used to be.

reviewed on: 12/09/2016 by Anonymous

The facility isn't is good as it was when my mother moved in in 2010. They have a new chef, the food isn't as good, staff turnover is high so service isn't as good, and especially checking on the... Read the full review.

My Mom and Dad have been he...

reviewed on: 04/25/2014 by Anonymous

My Mom and Dad have been here since Feb 2013. Dad has gotten worse...they say he is confrontational and aggressive. I must now hire a person to sit with Dad from 10AM to 9PM every day. The... Read the full review.

Bad place

reviewed on: 12/26/2015 by Anonymous

My mother in law lives there. She fell twice, once when in the presence of an aide, out of bed! Their cleaning staff not good at all. Her clothes are always lost. The toilet had a black ring... Read the full review.

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