Berks Heim

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1011 Berk Rd, LEESPORT, PA


  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
Berks Heim
1011 BERK RD
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Berks Heim is a large, for profit, nursing home with 420 beds based in Leesport, PA. At last check, the facility had 417 residents indicating that it is 99% occupied which is about average within the state of Pennsylvania. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Berks Heim, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 57% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Berks Heim with other senior care providers in Pennsylvania. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 07/13/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

Response: I have been to numerous nursing homes in the area. Some were rated as 5 star facilities. Berks Heims staffing is the same as most resputable nursing homes. But I can attest to the above average cleanliness. Staff are competent and caring. In any facility you will find a employee that is lacking. It is your duty to report that to the charge nurse or director of nursing. Complaints can not be delt with if administration is not aware.Overall Bereks Heim can rival any nursing home in Berks country.

04/12/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Not enough staff. My father had to wait too long to get help to use the bathroom. He ended up incontinent in a very short period of time. I see the employees working very hard but they can only do so much. Also did not like the staff turnover. It takes awhile to get to know the good nurses, which ones to trust with your loved ones. The ones you can go to and will listen to you and then they are gone. Very disappointing. I think the low staff and management must not care. I guess it is like everything else. Money.

Response: Totally agree my uncle was there and you see some staff working hard while others stand around.

02/07/2010  -  An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes:

My parent has been a resident for two years. The care is generally good, although there are times when there is a staffing shortage, particularly around major holidays. It is advisable for the family to have a frequent "presence" when possible so that as staff rotate, the patient's needs are not overlooked.

Description of Berks Heim in LEESPORT, PA

Number of Beds : 420

Berks Heim, located in Leesport, Pennsylvania provides the following services: Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Berks Heim has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Berks Heim has a very good hospital, Surgical Institute Of Reading, located nearby, which scored a 93 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Berks Heim's nearest hospital is 2 miles away. The zipcode (19533) in Pennsylvania, where Berks Heim is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Berks Heim can be found here.

Berks Heim is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Demographic Profile for LEESPORT, PA, 19533


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
41.5 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

2% Below
Cost of Food
1% Below
12% Above
2% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
25.3 / 100
Water Quality
40 / 100
Superfund Sites
10 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes