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 assistance helps families take action and make decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love. 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