On behalf of the Van Dyk Family, we proudly introduce the first Van Dyk Health Care’s Adult Day Care Center, located in Hawthorne, New Jersey. The Van Dyk Memory Care Center brings to its members the reputation and commitment of the Van Dyk quality of care and services for families and caregivers who are experiencing memory loss, dementia and other cognitive impairments.
The Adult Day Care is dedicated to individuals with dementia offering your loved one meaningful social stimulation, activities and meals while providing caregivers with a well-deserved break in the day to handle personal needs or simply relax.
- Art Therapy
- Word Challenging Games
- Guided Autobiography or Reminiscing
- Skill Games
- Reading and Poetry Group
- Professional Entertainment
- Walking Club
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Certified Exercise Training
- Music Therapy
- Spiritual Passages
- Daily Devotional
- Pet Therapy
- Horticultural and Gardening Group
- Activities With Our Local Community
- Schools and Volunteer Program
Pam Tokarczuk, LNHA, CALA, CPD
Pam Tokarczuk serves as the Executive Director for Van Dyk Memory Care Center. Pam is the former Administrator of Van Dyk Health Care at Ridgewood, a Post- Acute Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility, a 5- Star facility and recognized by the US News and World Report for 5 years and Van Dyk at Bald Eagle Commons Assisted Living and Senior Apartments in West Milford, NJ which included a dedicated unit for Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Pam has managed the quality and consistency of care services and operations, maintaining quality standards and compliance for 18 years with Van Dyk Health Care. As a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Pam is known for her compassionate care and patient advocacy. She is family focused, maintaining best practices through personal integrity and supervising leadership. Pam continually seeks new program development following medical research and up to date dementia practices.
She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with both bachelors and master’s degrees, and has since earned nursing home administrator license, assisted living license for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and is certified with the National Council of Dementia Practitioners. Passionate about health care Tokarczuk has had various leadership roles over 30 years in long term care, assisted living, residential health care and independent senior living.
Mrs. Tokarczuk serves on the NJ LTC Culture Change Committee, HCANJ Best Practice Committee and Convention presenter for “Changing the Culture of Dementia Care to Reduce the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medication”. She continues to serve on AHCA Survey and Regulatory Committee and the HCANJ Education and Convention committees. An advocate for the certified caregivers, Pam has nominated caregivers for various awards who have received deserving recognition from the National Association of Health Care Assistants and from HCANJ the state association for health care facilities. In 2009, Pam received the YMCA – Twin Award “Tribute to Women in Industry”.
When I left Van Dyk, a bit earlier, I believe than my experienced physical therapists might have recommended, I felt well-prepared to continue my exercises. I left to be home for Christmas. I had mixed feelings – wistfulness and deep gratitude- among them. Van Dyk had been a true sanctuary and haven for me: a gentle community of people devoted to helping and healing others. I feel blessed to be there. I thank you and your family for creating and maintaining the nurturing, warmly hospitable atmosphere of the Van Dyk and the high quality and professionalism if your staff.
Phone: (973) 310-9600
Van Dyk Memory Care Center 644 Goffle Road Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506 Please call us to arrange for a care specialist to meet with you and your family to discover how we can help manage your healthcare needs. Our goal is simple — to find solutions that lead to better health and quality of life for you and your family.