Our History

Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. is celebrating over 67 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 assisted living, home care, memory care and Alzheimer’s day care.

Our Timeline


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Van Dyk family opens a modern 120-bed assisted living community in Hawthorne, known today as Van Dyk Park Place


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


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

The Van Dyk family sells its nursing homes in Ridgewood and Montclair, now operated by Family of Caring