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5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606

9.7
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4.0
Loving and caring staff
Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. From staff to other residents. From day one I could tell my grandfather's well being was the number one concern. Staff are loving and caring, welcoming him into "their" family. Berkshire is clean and home like. Nothing fancy but we feel like home here

About the facility
Berkshire Commons

Berkshire Commons is an award winning senior living community, located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, sits on the picturesque grounds of the Reading Country Club. Residents, friends and families alike call our luxurious community 'The Place to Be,' with its premiere location and worry-free senior services. With plenty of shopping and dining nearby, as well as scenic views of the Neversink Mountain, there is something for everyone at Berkshire Commons.

We offer seven different living arrangements ranging from private studio accommodations to two room suites. Residents enjoy housekeeping services, chauffeured transportation, and chef-prepared meals at their convenience. Other amenities include:

  • An onsite beauty salon and barber shop
  • An onsite fitness room
  • Housekeeping services
  • Spacious apartments with kitchenettes and private bath
  • Library with comfortable seating area and fireplace
  • Pet friendly community
  • Accommodations for guests and entertaining

    At Berkshire Commons we are prepared to meet the needs of seniors and their families in a warm, luxurious community with world-class services, care and amenities.

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5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606

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Pet friendly

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Amenities
at Berkshire Commons

Healthcare Services

  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Memory Care
  • High Acuity Care
  • Medication Management
  • Non-Ambulatory Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Diabetic Care

Meals & Dining

  • Meals Provided
  • Pureed Meals
  • Professional Chef
  • International Cuisine
  • Gluten-free
  • No Sugar
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • Vegetarian
  • Special Dining Programs
  • Room Service
  • Anytime Dining
  • Vegan
  • Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

  • Property Convenient to Public Transit
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Resident Parking Available

Pets

  • Weight Limit (lbs)
  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed

Common areas

  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Beauty Salon
  • TV Lounge
  • Indoor Atrium
  • Meeting Room
  • Private Bath
  • Library
  • Barber Shop

Recreational areas

  • Piano or Organ
  • Fitness Center
  • Raised Garden Beds

Services

  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Beautician
  • Housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Activities

  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Happy Hour
  • Karaoke
  • Visiting Chaplain or Priest
  • Cooking Classes
  • Walking Club
  • Birthday Parties
  • Jewish Services
  • Gardening Club
  • Protestant Services
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Art Classes
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Dances
  • Reminiscence Programs
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Sensory-based Programs
  • Cards / Pinochle Club
  • Live Well Programs
  • Cooking Club
  • Forever Fit
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Other Religious Services
  • Holiday Parties
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Community Service Programs
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Wii Bowling
  • Tai Chi
  • Wine Tasting
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Activities On-site
  • Activities Off-site
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Light Therapy Programs
  • Stretching Classes
  • Catholic Services
  • Trivia Games

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for Berkshire Commons

9.7Review score38 reviews
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3 star
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A Place for Mom has scored Berkshire Commons with 9.7 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 16 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Berkshire Commons has 38 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.4 out of 5.
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4.4
Cleanliness
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Care Services
4.3
Staff
4.9
Meals & Dining
4.5
Activities
4.0
Value for Cost
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A Place for Mom has scored Berkshire Commons with 9.7 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 16 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Berkshire Commons has 38 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.4 out of 5.
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Peg S - Toured community
Assisted Living
January 29, 2024
5.0
Loved the tour
During my tour, the staff was very professional and friendly. The facility is bright and clean. The dining room was spacious. I saw many residents participating in group activities. The parking is large enough to accommodate many vehicles.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Ryan S - Family/friend
Assisted Living
December 25, 2023
4.0
Loving and caring staff
Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. From staff to other residents. From day one I could tell my grandfather's well being was the number one concern. Staff are loving and caring, welcoming him into "their" family. Berkshire is clean and home like. Nothing fancy but we feel like home here. The furniture and furnishings could be updated but all in all not too bad. Staff are always willing to answer questions and help out when needed. Food is basic but lots of options.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
Kristi M - Toured community
Memory Care
December 22, 2023
5.0
Fantastic Experience
I met with the admissions person and toured the facility for my mom. [name removed] was such a joy to meet. She was extremely pleasant and polite. She was super knowledgeable and was willing to answer any questions that I had. The staff was more than welcoming. Everyone I came into contact with was very nice. The community was a great experience.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Stacey H - Family/friend
Memory Care
December 14, 2023
5.0
Wonderful experience with your memory care unit
I’m happy to provide this review of Berkshire Commons. The facility, staff, and grounds all played a part in our decision to bring Mother. The memory care unit specifically played a large part in our decision, as it’s recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for dementia care education. Not only are the staff trained to care for residents with the utmost respect and dignity, but they also provide meaningful activities each day for residents to keep them engaged and active to the extent they can be. The personal care plan that is put together for patients, like my mother, allowed her to have access to some of the best care in the area, as well as keeping her safe. The grounds are well maintained and welcoming, and gorgeous in the Spring – Mother’s favorite season. My family and I are grateful for the care, love, and support provided to Mother while our family rested easier knowing she was safe and in excellent care.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Jenny G - Family/friend
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
5.0
Great Facility
Berkshire Commons is a very clean building with friendly staff. The care of all their residents is of utmost importance and they go above and beyond to make sure there is a pleasant experience for all.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Bruce J - Family/friend
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
5.0
My Mom loved it at Berkshire Commons
It is always a difficult decision to make when a loved one needs to leave home. Knowing this, I did a bunch of research to find a place for my Mom. In the end, I could not be happier! The staff are amazing at Berkshire Commons and my Mom has made so many new friends. Thank You to this great community for helping my Mom.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
Marie M - Industry reviewer
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
5.0
Love it!
Berkshire Commons is a lovely community!I have been there for many events and visits and they do a beautiful job. The residents are always happy and engaged. The care staff truly cares about their residents and it shows.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
Kim K - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 17, 2023
5.0
We cannot be any happier with everyone at Berkshire Commons! Since my dad has been there he has been treated with so much respect and compassion. He's always saying everyone is so nice and kind to him - we no longer have to worry about his care because we know he's being taken care of above our expectations!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Linda - Resident/client
Assisted Living
October 31, 2023
5.0
A comfortable, great stay
I always enjoy my stay at Berkshire Commons-anytime I need anyhting and ring my bell, someone comes right away. It is clean, the aides are wonderful and I look forward to coming back.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Matthew - Resident/client
Assisted Living
October 31, 2023
4.0
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
3
Value for Cost
3
Janet P - Family/friend
Assisted Living
October 18, 2023
5.0
Moving Mom in
I cannot thank the staff at Berkshire Commons enough for taking such good care of my Mother! When she moved in, we were all so worried about the change but after just a few days, everyone treats her so well and she is enjoying the new people she met at her table in the dining room.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
4
Value for Cost
3
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
August 28, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
Excellent, compassionate & friendly care
I think my mom had the best care for her last 10 months. She liked it there & the staff liked her. She had big smiles for them. When she was passing, they all stopped in to say goodbye & told us sweet, funny stories about time they spent with her. She was unconscious by then, but we felt the love they had for her.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
December 5, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Amazing staff!
The staff ultimately the reason we picked Berkshire Community for our loved one. [name removed] and [name removed] are in the correct line of work. [name removed] who is the lady that helps the families with the setup process, goes over the cost has been nothing but friendly, helpful and accommodating. [name removed] who is her boss and oversees the whole place has also just been wonderful. All of the staff from top to bottom have helped make it a wonderful experience. We are beyond satisfied with the community and the care our loved one has received.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Value for Cost
4
SK - Toured community
Assisted Living
October 21, 2022
3.0
Verified Review
My Tour Experience at Berkshire Commons
This was an okay community. Overall it was not the right fit for my loved one.
Sandy - Family/friend
Memory Care
June 27, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Terrific Place for My Mom
Berkshire Commons is a great place. They did a terrific job caring for my mom to the end. I would recommend them highly to anybody. She enjoyed the food very much. With activities, they were always doing something and keeping the residents busy - things like bingo, music, various entertainment, coloring. It was a very good experience.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
May 20, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
friendly staff nice place and highly recommend
We really like Berkshire Commons, it feels like a hotel. It has more of a homey feel to it and not like your typical nursing home setting. The staff members there are so friendly and the other residents living there and all know the staff by name and really seem happy to see them. They are kept really busy with all the activities and based on the experience we have had so far we would absolutely recommend them to other families.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Tino I - Family/friend
Assisted Living
February 23, 2022
4.5
Verified Review
Great facility
Berkshire Commons is a great facility. What sticks out most to me is the staff, they were all extremely friendly and helpful during my mothers stay here. If I needed this type of care for myself, I would choose to stay here. I would definitely recommend them to other families who are looking.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
Thomas K - Family/friend
Assisted Living
December 23, 2021
5.0
My mother stayed at Berkshire Commons for a short time and I can say, they were amazing! My mother could not have been happier with the care, the safety precautions, as well as the food.
John K - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 23, 2021
5.0
I come and stay every couple of months for a respite stay and I won't go anywhere else. The staff is always so good to me. I enjoy the activities and my room is beautiful. This place is top notch!
betty - Resident/client
Assisted Living
July 23, 2021
5.0
my review of Berkshire Commons
Staff are all good workers and are so friendly and nice.I don't have to do anything because housekeeping and the nurses do everything for me and all my needs
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