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 Sierra Tucson 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 Sierra Tucson.

  • 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Nutritional Therapy

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Sierra Tucson believes in a complete approach to treating addictions and mental and behavioral health disorders. Part of this approach includes healthy nutrition. People in need of treatment tend to have unhealthy eating habits and may be nutritionally deprived. We believe that in order to think clearly, work effectively, and have enough energy to get through the day, everyone needs to be properly nourished.

Fueling Your Brain

Carbohydrates are used as your main energy source. If you don’t consume enough “carbs,” you won’t be fueling your brain to help you think clearly. Protein is needed to repair any damage that your body has sustained. Fat is important at meals for being physically satisfied after eating and is also required for proper brain functioning. The meals at Sierra Tucson are high in complex carbohydrates and fiber and are low in fat and sodium to provide the exact nourishment your body and brain need.

A vegetarian entrée and at least one non-vegetarian entrée are provided for both lunch and dinner. We strive to offer the freshest seafood, USDA Choice meats, and fresh poultry, as well as locally grown produce. Low-fat desserts are served twice a week. To limit the amount of simple carbohydrates, sugar is used sparingly in some foods, beverages, and desserts.

Special Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary needs, i.e., Kosher or vegetarian, the kitchen staff will do everything possible to accommodate your needs.

Eating Disorders

If you have an eating disorder or think you may have one, it may be difficult to listen to the cues your body is sending about how much to eat. By working with a dietitian, you will begin to learn how to listen to what your body needs and tune out your eating disorder. Eating at regular times throughout the day will improve nourishment and will prevent mood swings and irritability that may result from erratic blood sugar.

Exchange List for Meal Planning

Sierra Tucson’s meals are based on the Exchange List for Meal Planning from the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association. This list is used to teach which food groups are found in specific foods.

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