Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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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Mediterranean Feast

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup diced tomatoes (if in season, otherwise replace veg)
  • ½ cup cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • 2 oz chicken
  • 1 tbsp feta cheese
  • 2 kalamata olives
  • 1 tbsp vinaigrette
  • 1 pita (¾ of one pp, evoo, salted, grilled, quartered)
  • 1 lemon wedge

 

Directions

  1. Toss cucumbers and tomatoes with a little vinaigrette
  2. Arrange lettuce, then a scoop of veggies, then hummus, chicken, and feta
  3. Drizzle all with vinegar
  4. Tuck in pitas
  5. Crumble a pinch of oregano over all

Hummus

Servings: 8
Yield: 1 quart

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups canned garbanzo beans
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (more or less as desired)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 tbsp salt (can adjust up if desired)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup water (adjust as needed until hummus is thinned to desired consistency)

 

Directions

  1. Chill garbanzos prior to making hummus
  2. Use food processor to puree all in batches
  3. Transfer to large bowl and whisk very well to mix well
  4. If desired, divide into two parts and flavor as you like
  5. Var: cumin, pureed roasted sweet peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.

Greek Vinaigrette

Servings: 28

Yield: 2¼ cups

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper, ground
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano (or 2 tbsp fresh, if available)
  • 1½ cups extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions

  1. In food processor, combine all ingredients except oil
  2. While motor is running, slowly pour in the oil and process until well blended

 

Alternative Directions

  1. Whisk all but oil in a bowl
  2. Slowly add the oil in a stream while whisking vigorously