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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Childhood Obesity Can Be A Precursor to Binge Eating Disorders


Media Contacts:
Danielle Bickelmann
Susie Lomelino
Michael Burns & Associates

CHICAGO (May 26, 2010) – The first lady has kicked off a national campaign that charges young Americans to “get up and move,” changing the life goals of the newest generation. While the campaign and message are a strong effort, a national epidemic can only be changed with a personal choice to live better. It all starts with one parent, one effort, to take the time to live healthier, to want your children to live healthier. It’s more than the number on a scale; it’s a way of life.

“Children are young, impressionable individuals echoing the behaviors of their older generation role models,” said the Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in treatment for anorexia nervosabulimiacompulsive overeating, and binge eating disorders. “Kids follow by example and unhealthy lifestyles from a guiding counterpart can set a precedent for how they are to act in the future, but so can the way we speak to our children about their bodies. Healthy eating is not something that should be stressed once the number on a scale reaches a high level, but for all children of all body sizes.”
It is up to parents to set the example while kids are young and continue to instill good nutritional advice on them. By instilling these values in children at early ages, they are better setting up their children for a life of good, healthy choices. “Maintaining a healthy weight and learning to make the right choices is a lifestyle.” “It is up to the individual, or in a child’s case their caregiver, to employ those lifestyle practices. That is how we will change this generation.”

When eating habits are changed because parents feel their children’s weight has reached a high level, this can cause disordered eating. Over time, as this continues, it reinforces this disordered eating behavior which can develop into an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

“This kind of behavior is usually associated with serious physical and emotional health problems.” “As a society, we rely too much on weight as the be-all-end-all of health matters, but there is so much more to it. We must return to a healthy relationship with food, which will open up the door to a healthier body image for all and a better, more promising future for our children.”

About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery. For more information, call 877.257.9611.