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Life Care at The Highlands at Wyomissing: Security for Now and the Future

Posted on May 26, 2021

When you call The Highlands at Wyomissing home, you’re opening the door to endless opportunities for enjoyment, fulfillment and enrichment. But that’s not all.

“We’re a community designed with your future in mind,” says Kevin DeAcosta, President and CEO of The Highlands at Wyomissing, the only nonprofit Life Care Community in Berks County, PA. “As a Life Care Community, we provide comprehensive healthcare to our residents, allowing them to always have a home with us even if their health needs change. We’re structured in a way that residents are protected against rising healthcare costs as well, which provides peace of mind for them and their families. It’s all part of our promise of enhancing the lives of senior adults and providing a retirement experience beyond expectations.”

As a Type A Life Care Community, Kevin explains, the community is there for residents at every point of aging. “Whether you’re an active, independent adult, require Short-Term Rehabilitation services or even if you eventually need Memory Support, you’ll always have a compassionate, knowledgeable staff who will treat you like the family member you are.”

For more than 30 years, The Highlands at Wyomissing has been the only senior living community in Berks County to offer a Type A Life Care contract. This means that when you make The Highlands your home, you won’t ever need to move away. “Instead, we promise to be there for you when you need us,” Kevin says. “You’ll be able to continue your current lifestyle, visiting with friends and enjoying the activities you love so you can live the best life possible.”

Life Care at The Highlands

Residential Living. Discover the fulfilling, independent, active retirement that you’ve always dreamed of having. As a Residential Living resident, every day is a chance for new experiences and adventures. Your time is yours thanks to an array of services and amenities available to support and make your retirement the active lifestyle you want.

Personal Care. Needing a little extra help doesn’t mean you should have to give up on the things you love. Our Personal Care services are completely customized to individual needs and can be accessed at any time, even on a short-term basis. Whether it’s assistance with life’s daily tasks like bathing or grooming, medication management, helping with mobility or making sure residents look and feel their best, our team stands ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Personal Care residents receive an individualized, holistic care plan designed for them that provides the level of service they need to live as independently as possible.

Memory Support. For residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Aspire Memory Support at The Highlands provides life-enriching support and care. Our model is centered around a core belief that everyone deserves a life worth living, so we make it our mission to provide residents with a meaningful, purposeful and personalized lifestyle. Our building has been specially designed to increase residents’ connectivity to the natural environment. We believe that when residents are engaged in activities aligned with their abilities, their self-esteem is supported and they enjoy a renewed sense of purpose in life, so each resident receives a personalized plan that fills their days with structured, purposeful activities, events and programming.

Short-Term Rehabilitation. For individuals who need extra care following an illness, accident or surgery, Aspire Rehabilitation provides physical, occupational and speech therapies within our state-of-the-art, on-site Rehabilitation gym. Our goal is to promote functional independence and wellness in a holistic, personalized way. By working with you, your physicians and your family, our team comes together to craft a specialized plan to not only get back on your feet quickly, but to more efficiently return you back to your highest level of independence.

Home Care. The Highlands Home Care is designed to help provide a little extra assistance for our residents on a short- or long-term basis. Our caring staff is happy to provide a little more attention when needed to make your lifestyle more comfortable. Residents can take advantage of our Home Care by requesting help with most everyday activities. Our team members are available as a companion throughout the day, escorting residents to appointments, shopping, and visits with family and friends. We even assist with holiday decorating or changing wardrobes between seasons.

Physician Services. Our carefree lifestyle extends to helping our residents get the healthcare they need right on campus. From wellness checkups to regularly scheduled appointments, our physician is here for residents who enjoy the convenience of a personal doctor just down the hall or a short walk away from their home. It’s a convenient, private way to get the care they need, including prescription refills, without having to leave their home.

Is Life Care Right for You?

When you choose to make your move to The Highlands at Wyomissing, you choose the many benefits Life Care facilities hold, such as healthcare and an active lifestyle among friends. While you may not think you’re ready to move or that you’ll need higher levels of care in the future, having a plan in place provides peace of mind for you and your family for years to come.

We offer two types of Life Care contracts at The Highlands. Both options offer different benefits to appeal to different individuals’ needs.

Comprehensive/Life Care (Type A)
Type A (Comprehensive/Life Care) contracts offer housing, services, amenities and, most importantly, unlimited healthcare at the same monthly service fee. If and when Personal Care is required, it is provided in a studio accommodation. Skilled Nursing is provided in a semi-private accommodation.

Modified (Type B)
Type B (Modified) contracts offer housing, services, amenities and limited healthcare. Single occupants receive 60 Personal Care and 60 Skilled Nursing days in a lifetime. Double occupants receive shared 90 Personal Care and 90 Skilled Nursing days in lifetime. Just like with Type A, Personal Care days are provided in a studio accommodation, while Skilled Nursing days are provided in a semi-private accommodation.

“At The Highlands at Wyomissing, our goal is to help you live a perfect life now and in the future,” says Kevin. “Whether you choose an all-encompassing program, fee-for-service or somewhere in between, we are here for you during every step of the way.”

Your Remarkable Future Awaits.

The Highlands at Wyomissing opened its doors in April of 1989 with apartments for those who needed a helping hand with daily activities. Since then, we have grown into a large community of homes and apartments, amenities and services, and so much more.

With over 113 acres of gently rolling hill lush walkways and towering trees, The Highlands at Wyomissing has offered stunning amenities, engaging activities and endless opportunities for more than 30 years. Located just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania, we’re proud to be the only nonprofit Life Care Community in Berks County, where residents are free to live their active, independent lifestyles with a continuum of care available right at home if they ever need it.

When you choose The Highlands at Wyomissing, you’re free to create a retirement that mirrors what you’ve always wanted for your future. What are you waiting for? Get a taste of what life is like on our vibrant campus at The Highlands at Wyomissing by contacting us at 610.775.2300 for more information.