Independent Living FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Phoebe’s Independent Living facilities:

Q. Do I have to pay an entrance fee?
A. The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown offers two plans that require an initial investment to become a resident, as well as one plan that requires only a security deposit.

Phoebe Berks Village does require an initial investment to become a resident, although there is a fee-for-service option available. The amount of the entrance fee depends on the size of the unit selected.

At Phoebe Wyncote, the rates vary slightly with the size of each apartment.

Q. Is there a monthly fee?
A. Yes. Residents are charged a monthly fee based on the type of unit selected and the number of people living in the unit.

Q. Are healthcare services provided?
A. Many healthcare services are provided directly in the health care centers of our active adult communities. These may include physician services, podiatry, massage therapy, health, and rehabilitation services.

Q. Will I receive care in the Health Care Centers if I need it?
A. Every effort is made to provide residents of our independent living communities with admission to the Phoebe Health Care Center where they reside. Should accommodations not be available, you would be admitted to the nearest Phoebe facility or we would assist you in finding services from another Health Care Center until a room becomes available.

Q. Will I be able to keep my automobile?
A. Yes. Residents are encouraged to keep their automobiles. Parking facilities are provided.

Q. Is other transportation available?
A. The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown, Phoebe Berks Village, and Phoebe Wyncote operate buses which are used to transport residents to social and cultural activities. Some independent living communities provide transportation to doctors appointments as well. Additionally, the public bus system, BARTA, stops at Phoebe Berks Village.

Q. Can I bring my pet?
A. Residents moving into Phoebe Berks Village or The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown may keep a cat or dog. Pet policies vary by community so please check with the admissions staff of your community of interest.

Q. I’m not sure whether I can afford to move into a cottage or apartment. How will I know for sure?
A. Our admissions and finance staff will work with you to review your personal financial situation. If you currently own your home, many expenses you incur, such as real estate taxes and home maintenance and repairs, would be included in your monthly fee once you become a Phoebe resident. After reviewing your personal financial situation, we will advise you of your options.

Q. Will the monthly fee be increased?
A. To maintain the quality of our communities and the services we offer, it may be necessary to raise our fees. Residents are provided adequate notice prior to the adjustment of fees.

Q. If my spouse requires long-term care in one of Phoebe’s Health Care Centers or Phoebe’s Personal Care Communities, can I remain in my apartment?
A. You may either maintain your present living unit with the monthly fee adjusted for single occupancy or you may move to another accommodation more suited to your modified needs, if available.