Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Carolina House Newsletter – May 2019

Happy May everyone!

Summer is COMING! (Insert Game of Thrones theme music)

May is here and the sun is shining, but the sunny month does not mean life is all sunshine. Anxiety, ED, relationships – LIFE is still happening. And that’s okay. Our beloved Trisha Scott is here to remind us of some great tips and tools to help us combat stress.

Also, don’t forget to check out our upcoming Alumni Night Out…details below! Hope you will join us! There is no charge, but please let me know! We will have snacks to enjoy while we make our succulents!

As always, keep taking good care of yourself and never hesitate to reach out. And really do not hesitate to reach out if you want to write for our newsletter and blog (hint, hint!)

Hope to see everyone soon.

In recovery and light,

McCall

 


Decompress and De-Stress

By Trisha Scott MSW, LCSW
We recently celebrated National Stress Awareness Day (as if we all weren’t already aware of our stress!). Seriously, though, it is important to shine a light on the increasing amount of stress that plagues many of us on a regular basis. In addition to the conflicts that can come up when we’re fighting an eating disorder, we also experience stress in other areas of our lives, such as work, school, romantic relationships, and friendships.

No matter where someone is on the journey to recovery, stress can be a major barrier to maintaining wellness and engaging in appropriate self-care.

In addition to knowing how to manage stress, it’s also important to know what triggers it and how it impacts our bodies. Notice how you can tell that you are stressed out. Check in with your body first.
• Are you more tired than usual, or are you having trouble sleeping?
• Do you feel tightness in your muscles?
• Have your hunger and/or fullness cues changed?
• Are you having headaches?
• Some people even develop chronic illnesses after dealing with a high amount of stress for long periods of time.
Next, consider…

Read more about how to decompress and de-stress.


Alumni Night Out
Thursday, June 6
6:00pm
https://thezensucculent.com/
Join us for a fun night at the Zen Succulent where we will have a private class making succulents and leave with your own creation! We will chose the location (Durham or Raleigh) based on those who can attend so please let us know ASAP if you would like to join in on the fun!

Great Times Had at the NEDA Walk


Save the Date
Annual Alumni Retreat
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Carolina House Alumni Support Group
Mondays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
1340 Sunday Dr. #105
Raleigh, NC 27607

Let’s Facebook About It
Have you joined our Carolina House Alumni Facebook group? It is a private and closed group we created as another avenue of support and inspiration for our alumni. If you would like to join, you can either friend McCall Dempsey or have another Carolina House alum add you! And if you are on it, please continue to post and share!