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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Recipe Resources During Quarantine

Now Is a Great Time to Learn New Skills in the Kitchen

Whether you’re stuck at home, finding yourself with some extra time on your hands, or looking to extend the time between trips to the grocery store, now is a great time to learn some new skills in the kitchen.

Learning how to prepare and cook new recipes can help you continue planning your meals and avoid the compulsion to overeat or eat emotionally while at home for extended periods of time.

Take advantage of all the wonderful information on the internet, from recipe websites to instructional videos. Here are a few of our favorite resources to kick off your next culinary adventure:

  • Bon Appétit – The gorgeous pictures will lure you in, and the time-tested recipes will keep you coming back. This classic magazine now has all the online counterparts, including a website bursting with recipes, an active Twitter account, and a YouTube channel featuring their test kitchen.
  • Alton Brown – Whether you find him on his Food Network series “Good Eats” or on YouTube, he really knows his stuff and can help anyone, from the newbie to the pro. He takes a food science approach that helps viewers understand not only “how,” but also “why.”
  • Smitten Kitchen – Whether you have the books in print or simply visit the website, these recipes are some of our favorites to adapt at Carolina House. Deb Perelman, the creator, has not let us down yet, and she keeps them coming!
  • King Arthur Flour – Maybe you’ve purchased their flour in the store, but have you visited the website? They publish wonderful recipes fit for any baker. They are fast to reply to questions in the comments, and they even have a baker’s hotline to call if you get stuck or have a question. We love that!

Having your regular routine disrupted and missing friends and family is hard. But if you’re feeling up to it, we hope you’ll check out some of these resources and make something that will delight your taste buds.