What is Berks Encore Care+?

Berks Encore Care+ is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults. At Berks Encore Care+, our Aging Life Care Professionals™ work with you to provide answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance and expertise helps families take action and make decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love. As a result, this  reduces worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.

Our professionals accomplish this by:

Assessment & Monitoring
Assessment & Monitoring
Planning &<br>Problem-Solving
Planning &
Problem-Solving
Education &<br>Advocacy
Education &
Advocacy
Family Caregiver Coaching
Family Caregiver Coaching
Engaging Local Resources
Engaging Local Resources

 

What is an Aging Life Care Professional®?

An Aging Life Care Professional®, also known as a geriatric care manager, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. The Aging Life Care Professional® is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to aging, including but not limited to counseling, gerontology, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, or social work; with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.

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Do I need an Aging Life Care Professional®?

When caregiving for an aging family member becomes overwhelming, it may be time to contact an Aging Life Care Professional®. You may need an Aging Life Care Professional® if:

  • The person you are caring for has limited or no family support.
  • You live at a distance from your loved one.
  • The person you are caring for has multiple medical or psychological issues.
  • The person you are caring for is unable to live safely in his/her current environment.
  • Your family is either “burned out” or confused about care solutions.
  • Your family has limited time and/or expertise in dealing with your loved ones’ chronic care needs.
  • Your family is at odds regarding care decisions.
  • The person you are caring for is not pleased with current care providers and requires advocacy.
  • The person you are caring for is confused about his/her own financial and/or legal situation.
  • Your family needs education and/or direction in dealing with behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Your family has just become involved with helping the individual and needs direction about available services.

 

Fees and Associated Costs

We provide a complimentary initial phone consultation with a care manager.

A Comprehensive Assessment and Personalized Care Plan – $299.00

Follow up Engagement for Care Plan – $110/hour

Low income seniors may be eligible to receive service on a sliding scale. Contact us for an application for reduced fees based on income.

 

Actual Client Scenarios