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I have a son at OSH, for almost a year, now. He had a traumatic brain injury eight years ago and has trouble relating to others, which caused a legal violation and then a choice between jail or the State Hospital. I was extremely apprehensive about his future at the Hosptial. I was worried he would be 'warehoused' and drugged, among other fears.
Since the begining staff showed great empathy for my concerns and were overall considerate to me.
My son has had the opportunity to be involved in many group therapy's, including some 'alternatives' - like yoga and sweat lodges. He has the choice of a full daily schedule. The professional staff seem to know what is happening with him and are actively supporting his progress. I can't say everyone has been 100% extrordinary all the time, but overall I have been very impressed with staff from the communication room to the security to the doctors.
One staff remarked about how overcrowed the floors are and the need for more staff.
My son has shown great progress in his recovery and I applaud the staff for their efforts. He is showing more potential for being a good community member after all their work.
posted 3 years, 1 month ago
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