Rosewood Medical Center is by far the worst treatment Center I have ever been to. I have been there 2 times (the second time I pleaded to go somewhere else but was forced there)...
First off, my nutritionist was a very young individual (will not name names) who was just out of college. He had no previous eating disorder treatment experience except that he HAD an eating disorder and was able to "cure" himself on his own.
Second, My therapist continued to lie to me. She promised me that she would give me the threatening emails my parents were sending and then when I requested them she would not give them up. She also provided me with no help at all except to make me feel more alone and vulnerable.
Third, the kitchen staff has no idea what they are doing. They have no knowledge of exchanges and continuously messed up. I was missing a protein on my plate on one meal and when I asked, the kitchen staff member replied that my protein was the asparagus. There were many other instances like this and portion sizes continued to change, Also, my first stay they allowed 3 dislikes and when I went this passed time you have none. Also, unlike other facilities, you have no choice whatsoever of your meals. Other places I have been to give you AT LEAST 2 options.
Now with the "equine therapy," the horses were basically there just for show. We got no time with them whatsoever. The obstacle course never happened either and even if it did, you had to be at your goal weight to participate (many people get discharged once they get to there goal weight). The first time I was there you only had to be at a certain percentage at which was safe to participate. This allowed more than 1 or 2 people to do it. It was the same for the walks this most recent time. My first stay there, I was able to participate in walks all the time, and this last time my weight was higher and I still never once got to participate (only like 2 people were cleared, ridiculous).
Now, there was one therapist there that actually cared about the patients. I doubt he is still there though but I remember every one of us would go to him for the honest truth because no one else told us anything. BE WARNED..... If you decide to go to Rosewood, the minute they take your things you lose ALL FREE WILL. Many people I was there with were lied to, told anything they wanted to hear over the phone, and then once you get there they do whatever they want to you. All they care about is keeping you there as long as possible. They allow you very little time to communicate with the outside world (3 phone calls, 3x/week). You are not allowed to go to your room from 8am until 9pm. You are constantly watched. The nurses treat you like crap. They don't give you any info on your treatment plan and give you no involvement in your recovery (even if you are over 18).
I was in the Marine Corps. and I was treated better in bootcamp than how they treated me here. I have been to other facilities and this one id BY FAR THE WORST!