Our History

Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. is celebrating over 64 years of caring, grounded in six consecutive decades of private ownership by the Van Dyk Family. Since 1953, we’ve provided a distinctly different approach to caring for patients and residents throughout the regions we serve – including Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties and beyond.

With an unsurpassed reputation for excellence in care, the Van Dyk Health Care legacy began when Marvin Van Dyk, along with his father Barney and brother William, decided to pursue a lifetime of service to others in need. Through his nursing experience, Marvin developed a real concern for the needs of seniors and their families. This heartfelt dedication became the genesis of what today has evolved into Van Dyk Health Care.

In 1994, Marvin’s son, Robert, who has dedicated over 35 years of his life to senior care, was asked to continue the tradition by becoming president & CEO of Van Dyk Health Care upon his parent’s retirement.

Today, still grounded in our heritage of caring for our community, Van Dyk Health Care represents the full continuum of care services, including post-acute, assisted living, skilled nursing, a home care company and soon-to-open memory day care center.

Our Timeline

1953

The Van Dyk family opens its first 17-bed nursing home in Allendale (later sold)

1954

The Van Dyk family opens a 16-bed nursing home in Ridgewood (later sold)

1957

The Van Dyk family opens a 24-bed nursing home in Towaco (later sold)

1962

The Van Dyk family opens a modern 96-bed skilled nursing community in Ridgewood

1968

The Van Dyk family opens a modern 70-bed skilled nursing community in Montclair

2000

The Van Dyk family opens a 62-bed independent senior apartment building in West Milford (later sold)
 
The Van Dyk family starts LIFE Rehab & Therapy, providing inpatient and outpatient services to help patients regain strength, coordination and endurance, helping them return home quickly and safely.

2001

The Van Dyk family opens a modern 120-bed assisted living facility in Hawthorne

2015

The Van Dyk family opens a home care company, At Home With Van Dyk

2017

The Van Dyk family opens its first Memory Day Care Center in Hawthorne

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