reply to post by Its There C It
Polk did not close, I work there at the present time and have worked there for the last 20 years. Polk is not a hellhole. We take excellent care of
our clients. they do not suffer from social deprivation, we constantly take them out on trips, and shopping, to the movies, out to dinner, concerts,
and other social settings.
We have Doctors and nurses on staff and they get prompt medical care. If a client needs to be hospitalized, a staff member is there with them the
entire time they are there, for companionship and to make sure they are well cared for.
Maybe back in the day the care wasnt very good, but i can vouch that for the last 20 years Polk is one of the best places in W.PA for the mentally
retarded to reside.