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I have had horrible experiences and life changing experiences at this hospital. Currently I am working on a non-profit organization for an arts and music center for New Castle County(to begin). I am reworking my web blog that will focus on this project and getting exposure in order to better serve the community with art and music therapy. Meadowood doesnt seem to have a direct line to Human Resources, but Im hoping as a college educated(many are, but contribute nothing to the adult programs as far as helping patients in groups) artist(animation) and since then explored the vastness of the arts, which is one of the top most beneficial therapeutic methods to help those with mental illness express themselves while simultaneously building self esteem. I hope people will read this and help my project take off, to better the state of Delaware and increase awareness of mental illness and open up more resources, which are few in this state. I hope to help those in-patient, as a former patient who knows first hand the program suggests more than it actually offers(a rolling table with cheap colored pencils and paper greeted with little to no interest in providing at least an introduction of themselves and the many forms of art therapy. If its based on a degree, then my passion to connect with people I can truly relate to has no merit for consideration. I find that a waste of time for people who really want in depth ways to cope with their illnesses. Rockford also needs a lot of work. Those are the only two centers I have found to exist, and should work hard to improve their facilities. I could care less about ones education. The RSs who helped me the most had no college education, but their stories were inspiring and compassion was in their eyes and words. Maybe this will push these centers to offer more, considering any review might have a negative impact on their reputation. Its about money and selling the business. Ive always thrived in sales, getting grants is the next step
BEWARE OF OVERLY RUDE PHONE RECEPTIONISTS Granted, my daughters father didnt even let me know that she was admitted to this place (I found out from my other daughter because she got a voicemail message from her a *day later*!) so that didnt exactly help my experience with this place to begin with. So when I call the first time, I didnt know what to ask for, I didnt know the "rules" about calling, Im looking for guidance on how this whole thing works. Evidently, the outside world is The Enemy to the residents at this place, even if youre a residents *mother*. Here I am, flying blind, trying desperately to get in touch with my sweet daughter going through who-knows-what and Im barked at, snapped at and cut off. It wasnt until I yelled back at whoever it was snapping at me (a second time around) that this was my first experience and I didnt know exactly what to do that I was finally *spoken* to. Again, I know it didnt help that I didnt even know my daughter was admitted, so youd better know what times you can call, what ward the person is in and anything else you can find out by calling the main number FIRST and ask all those types of questions FIRST. Then all you have to do is bark out what it is you need to back at whoevers picking up the phone with the correct stuff so you can talk to your loved one.
My 15 year old daughter was in a dark place and we placed her in the care of Meadowood. This was a great place to figure out a plan of action to get my child feeling better about her life and future. The place was relatively clean and they separate the adults and adolescents. The intake lady was very kind and it made it a little bit easier to leave my child in their care. I gave the facility 4 stars because my daughter was in the facility for mental health issues and a lot of the kids there talked about their substance abuse issues (which I know can be due to mental illness) but it made my daughter feel like she didnt belong at times because the group therapy sessions were talking about the drug and alcohol abuse, it just would be better if they maybe limited the drug and alcohol usage during group time and maybe offered a group that was geared for help with those specific issues. My daughter was accepted into their out-patient day program where they picked her up everyday and brought her home so the transition from being inpatient to being home was much smoother. The therapist that ran the outpatient program was amazing and had such and positive impact on my daughter.
This facility is understaffed under trained and improperly run. Dr. Jacobs spent literally four minutes with me and wanted to put me on five different drugs. I declined that many and agreed with two. When I left Meadowood facility I want to my own psychiatrist and he immediately took me off the two drugs Dr. Jacobs put me on. I was told by many that Dr. Jacobs has a terrible reputation and should not even be practicing. The counselors all try but there are only five of them and many many patients. I went there under my own free will and wanted to get something out of the program. I literally spent 20 minutes with each group session. The day is made up of six hours so all the time in between is spent doing absolutely nothing. When I first got there I was told I had to pay $2000 because that is my deductible. I was not thinking clearly to realized that my deductible had already been met when I was in the hospital for two weeks before I decided to go to Meadowood. I have been calling every other week since march and this is now almost July to get my money returned. They keep telling me it is on the way. They must be sending it from Europe using pony express.
Mr. Karl (THE PROFESSOR) + Mr. Tyrone + Sabrina (the teenage witch aka D from Clueless) + Stephanie (RN) + Deborah (RN) were my ONLY saving grace. G-d help these children....Thank you Dr. Desi, Ive got a Movado too for my graduation, I just needed EYE DROPS....Dr. Smith needs 2 go back to med school ASAP and stop waving her finger at people as if she were holier than thou because ADHD, bipolar disorder, and panic attacks are NOT the same thing so stop shoveling pills down peoples throats so that you can get a paycheck. Dr. Jacobsson (Друг, Здравствуйте?!? Cheers from St. Petersburg!) needs a promotion ASAP. NOTE TO ALL: ask to sign a 72-hour release if over 18 and NOT under civil commitment unless you enjoy being drugged and treated as if you were in the 3rd grade.
Place is a complete joke. Rude & unprofessional. Kinda ironic, right? Being its a place thats supposed to help you. There is no structure within the partial program. Expect to just be sitting around for 45 minutes at times doing nothing. Not to mention, they have doctors that diagnose you in 10 minutes. Either theyre really gifted or just dont give a damn. Oh & they will try to put you on several different meds just for the hell of it. You have patients slumped on the couch or walking around like zombies because of all the meds theyre on. Seems like its all about getting the insurance money & getting you out as soon as possible. Id recommended the Rockford Center over this place if youre actually seeking help.