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 Montecatini 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Montecatini Eating Disorder 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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Nancy Staycer, LCSW, CEDS

Clinical Director

Nancy Staycer is the Clinical Director of Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Carlsbad, Ca where she just recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary.  Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2007 and regularly incorporates evidenced based treatment including CBT, DBT, ACT, and the 12 Steps into her therapeutic style and the clinical atmosphere at Montecatini.

Working from a Solution focused perspective, Nancy is directly responsible for all clinical decision aspects of the program at the RTC, PHP and IOP levels of care. Her role is wide in breadth and includes ensuring the utmost quality of clinical care is provided by all staff at all levels of care, developing and revising the programming schedules, and participation in all treatment team discussions and decisions.

Nancy has presented her knowledge of Eating Disorders at the state and local levels as well as been invited as a guest speaker providing education and treatment recommendations at a variety of treatment centers and universities.  She is a published writer, and speaks frequently for online non-profit Eating Disorder webinars.

In the last few years Nancy has focused more of her clinical attention on the critical importance of interpersonal relationships and the Transformative Power of Connection as a key to recovery.  Nancy believes in a hands-on approach and makes every effort to stay engaged with direct patient contact on a regular basis.  Nancy is often heard throughout Montecatini reciting her favorite quote, “Social connectedness is a biological imperative”.  Through her own experience with the 12-step model of recovery, Nancy encourages the patients of Montecatini to continually work toward recognizing their strengths allowing them to discover their most effective and authentic sense of self thus facilitating an opportunity for connection through giving and receiving hope and help.

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Montecatini helped me recover from my eating disorder. Their incredible staff taught me how to love myself.

– Former Client
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  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
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