Welcome to Van Dyk Park Place, where our residents, families and staff are considered an extension of our family. Under the leadership of Kevin Brendlen, Executive Director, our care and compassion have formed the cornerstones of our reputation for excellence – and it shows throughout every inch of Park Place.
Park Place in Hawthorne offers private-living suites, an elegant living assistance setting for seniors desiring a comfortable, dignified lifestyle. From our devoted, professional staff to the beautiful grounds and surroundings, every detail exemplifies Van Dyk’s ‘we care’ mission to provide superior amenities, complete with custom dietary plans, recreation and spiritual activities. Residents receive assistance as needed while still maintaining a high level of privacy and independence. Amenities include beauty salon, boutique gift shop, physical therapy studio, billiards hall, vegetable gardens as well as patios with BBQs.
Reflections: Van Dyk Park Place’s secure memory care unit provides safe and friendly environment for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
Lighthouse Program: This program is designed to help residents who suffer from memory impairment and need additional assistance with socialization and community engagement.
Maintaining independence as we age or when a health condition makes daily activities more difficult, is important to so many people and is also important to Van Dyk Health Care. As a resident at Van Dyk Park Place, your level of assistance will exactly match your needs. From meals to housekeeping to wellness visits from a nurse, you can continue your life with the security and comfort of just the right support system. Van Dyk Park Place provides all of the support and amenities you need, when you need them.
Some amenities require an additional charge. Speak to one of our representatives for details. Take a look in the photo gallery and schedule a tour of your own.
- Assistance with daily living
- Three delicious meals served daily
- Snacks and beverages at all times
- Caring staff on-site 24 hours
- Registered nurse available or on-call 24 hours
- Emergency call system
- Weekly housekeeping
- Weekly linen and towel service
- Recreational, social, physical, creative, educational/cultural, spiritual activities
- Scheduled excursions to shopping, community events, and other activities
- Wellness visits from nurse
- Concierge service
- Guest meals
- Medication administration
- Levels of care
- Unscheduled transportation
- Personal laundry service
- Telephone – local and long-distance service
- Additional emergency response service
- Exercise and Fitness Program
- Room Service
- Activity program designed appropriately for individuals with memory loss/dementia
- Assistance with personal care including incontinence management
Kevin Brendlen, NJCALA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VAN DYK PARK PLACE
VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Kevin Brendlen brings over 30 years of comprehensive experience in sales and customer service to Van Dyk Health Care. As executive director of Van Dyk Park Place, Kevin oversees all areas of marketing, community relations, hospitality and dining, staff development and training, regulatory compliance, activities, program development and overall operations of Van Dyk’s award-winning assisted living community. As a member of Van Dyk’s executive leadership team since 2008, Kevin is responsible for helping the company launch specialty programs in cardiac care and pulmonary care, as well as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Kevin entered the Assisted Living profession in 1999, working for Marriott Senior Living and then Sunrise Senior Living. He first earned his New Jersey Certified Assisted Living Administrator license in 2001 and has remained closely involved with Van Dyk’s work with the National Center for Assisted Living, the Alzheimer’s Association, The Valley Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer’s New Jersey, and many other organizations. As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Kevin has forged strong relationships with leading hospitals, physicians and other health care professionals throughout the North Jersey area. His entrepreneurial background fosters a positive, service-oriented atmosphere at Van Dyk, including a strong sense of integrity, honesty and responsibility. He attended Bergen Community College, where he majored in liberal arts.
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Lauren joined the Van Dyk family in 2018 after building extensive credentials in the senior care profession. She served four years as Regional Director of Resident Care, overseeing the clinical operations of 15 assisted living communities in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New Castle County. In that role, Lauren directed training programs and policies to improve safety and clinical needs. Her prior leadership as a health care coordinator and wellness nurse for 120 residents resulted in exceptional improvements in overall care, proper medication and patient education. Lauren believes firmly in the importance of communication across her entire nursing team at Park Place, and she leads by example. She is a licensed nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and she is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator. Lauren remains an active member of the Nursing Student Organization at Bergen Community College, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Applied Science Nursing Degree.
Thank you from all the family for the wonderful care our Aunt has received over the many years she had been a resident at your facility. When she was in Assisted Living she absolutely loved living there, participating in all of the various activities, the interaction with the other residents and the staff. She also loved the food and all the outings she was taken on. When her health required her to move to Reflections, the family knew she was in a secure, safe environment and in capable hands. We cannot thank you enough for the care and the love you gave her for all those years. Please express our heartfelt thanks to the Van Dyk family and to your wonderful, wonderful staff.
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.