Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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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How to Stress Less This Holiday Season

The holiday season is often synonymous with stress, but this year can be different if you adopt a positive and organized mindset. The culinary department at Carolina House has gathered a few tips to help you enjoy the holidays.

Make a simple plan and stick to it: Time management is your friend during the holidays, and simplicity is key. You can remove the uncertainty and complication from cooking by using some of your favorite recipes with familiar ingredients.

Use your freezer space: Foods such as breads, soups, and some desserts can be made ahead and frozen until they need to be served. These dishes hold their quality even after being frozen and thawed.

Ask loved ones for help: Potlucks or cooking parties with friends are fun ways to lighten your holiday responsibilities! You can assign dishes to certain people and cross those items off your to-do list.

Don’t make everything from scratch: Another way to simplify holiday prep is to ignore the pressure to make dishes just the way your grandmother did. You can save yourself time and energy by buying rolls, boxed stuffing mix, and premade pies. This will help you to relax more and focus on what is important at this time of year.

Take time for yourself: The holidays can be a difficult time to focus on yourself. However, planning a break from the madness of celebrations and to-do lists can help you care for yourself. Be sure not to ignore your personal needs just because of a hectic schedule.

Get out of the kitchen: Despite what advertisements tell us, the holidays are not all about food. You can relieve stress by starting a tradition that does not revolve around cooking. Game nights, movie nights, and sing-alongs are all great ways to spend time with loved ones without focusing on the kitchen.

Challenge perfection: Rather than comparing your holiday preparation to what you see online, try not to create expectations for yourself based on what others are doing. Put your own creative spin on ideas you take from social media.

Ditch the dishes: An easy way to avoid the stress that comes from mealtime cleanup is to use disposable baking pans, flatware, and utensils. This will allow you to sit down and enjoy your meal with loved ones rather than focusing on a mess in the kitchen.

Use those leftovers: Leftovers make great soups and sandwiches and can be used for easy lunches and dinners after the holidays. When you are doing holiday cooking, you can also double your recipe to use the same dish for another event without doubling the work you do.

Your slow cooker is your friend: We love slow cooker recipes because they are such time-savers. Slow cookers and other similar appliances are easy to set, forget, and enjoy the smells as your meal cooks on its own!