Established in 1981, the purpose the Berks Heim Resident Council is to give residents a structured system in which to voice their thoughts relating to the “neighborhood” they live in. Through the Council, residents are encouraged to voice their suggestions, comments, concerns, proposals, observations, preferences, etc.
The facility provides a designated staff person responsible for providing assistance as needed to the Council members and to provide secretary duties, as needed. All concerns and requests are put into the meeting minutes, and followed up by the appropriate department.
The Resident Council Advisory Board is made up of resident representatives of each nursing unit (as chosen by the Resident Council) who have been selected to represent the interests of all Berks Heim Residents. The Resident Council Advisory Board and the Resident Council meetings, which are open to all residents, meet 6 times a year (January, March, May, July, September, and November).