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 Timberline Knolls Residential 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 Timberline Knolls Residential 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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Connection: Now Is the Time

I am an introvert in the truest sense of the word. I hate small talk, love deep and meaningful conversation, thrive on my alone time, and have a very vivid thought life. While I am very much a “people person” and have chosen a field of work in which I am interpersonally engaged all day long, it is in solitude that I am able to rejuvenate and recharge.  

One might think that a mandate of social distancing would be every introvert’s dream, right? That’s certainly what many a meme would suggest. 

The truth? Not so much. The difficulty I – like so many, both introverts and extroverts – am experiencing with the current social distancing guidelines has honestly caught me off guard. And I can explain it as succinctly as this: Human beings require connection. It’s been said that “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety; the opposite of addiction is connection.” In other words, when isolated, human beings are prone, in one way or another, to self-destruct.  

How, then, are we – the introverts, the extroverts, the human beings of the world – to make it through this challenging time 

It starts with connection. If ever there was a time for that, it’s now – by any means possible under these social distancing guidelines. Why not find (or start!) a virtual support group via Zoom? Or FaceTime daily with your bestie? And did you know you can now host longdistance movie nights via Netflix Party?  

Don’t get me wrong: None of these things are quite the same as being there in person. I get that. And, at the same time, modern technology makes it easier than ever to stay connected across all those miles. Therapists around the globe are offering telehealth sessions via phone and video. Help is available. Connection is accessible. Hope can be contagious when we resist the urge to isolate. And who couldn’t use a hope boost right now? 

As I recently said to my teenage son, “Now is not the time to be scared. But, now IS the time to be smart.” 

Wash your hands, people. Stay at least six feet apart. Do your part to be a wise and responsible human of the world.  

But also, be creative. Find ways to make connection happen. Be intentional about checking in with one another.  

And remember – we’re all in this together, even while we are apart.