Do your homework and read all of the reviews you can find. My personal warning...stay away from this place. My loved has been severely traumatized from her stay at Ridgeview and will take a very long time for her to recover.
My experience at Ridgeview was by far my worst with the mental health care profession. I have been treated in locked facilities more times than I care to think about, and in three different states. I had the misfortune to reside in that hellhole for 6 weeks. You do feel as if you are being kept prisoner, the staff will make up lies to your family to make them believe you are just being "difficult/resistant"...until the second your insurance runs out...and then you will find yourself packing your bags in the middle of the night. I thought it was a complete racket, solely my opinion. But there was no excuse for the senseless cruelty, harassment, and complete lack of professionalism on the part of 90% of the staff. I STILL have nightmares about that place. I could go on, but I would be dancing dangerously close to the edge of that whole "legal" thing you advised about. Thanks for the forum to tell the truth about Ridgeview.
I have been hospitalized more times than I care to admit, and I have NEVER had a worse experience in my life! The staff was predominantly rude (with perhaps 4 exceptions), unprofessional, and treated the patients as though we were children or prison inmated. Furthermore, the facility was FILTHY! I sae at least 4 large roaches, and one other unidentifiable bug, in a 4 day stay. Additionally, the staff violated HIPPA continually. I know more about fellow patients' (inmates') medical treatment than I should EVER know, and it was not because they shared it with me! Also, there are too many patients assignefto effectively