Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Rehabilitation Services at Christiana Care Health System

Whether your goal is to come back strong enough from an injury to run a 5K — or to recuperate from illness or surgery so you can enjoy watching your grandchildren run in the backyard — Christiana Care Rehabilitation Services is Delaware’s leading team for getting you back on the road to your best health.

Our experts in physical, occupational, speech and audiology therapies for adults and children are important partners every step of the way in your care plan.

Outpatient teams in our state-of-the-art facilities throughout the region offer care for a wide range of conditions, using the latest therapy techniques. We help you gain greater strength, flexibility, endurance, and help you reduce or eliminate pain.

Our team at the renowned, CARF-accredited Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital helps you build strength, improve mobility, and re-learn skills of daily living as you progress toward home.

Physical Therapy
Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury, struggling with chronic back pain, or need strength and balance support to prevent falls, physical therapy is an excellent way to improve mobility, reduce or eliminate pain, and possibly even help you avoid the need for surgery or medications.

Occupational Therapy
Whether your goal is to return to work or play, or to take care of basic needs such as dressing, bathing and homemaking, occupational therapy can help you reclaim your independence and manage ever-changing environments.

Speech and Language Therapy
Communication keeps us connected, and practice builds confidence. Christiana Care’s speech and language pathologists are uniquely prepared to help both children and adults overcome developmental vocal challenges or speech impediments caused by injury or disease. Our team is also skilled in helping patients regain the ability to eat, drink, chew and swallow.

Audiology Services
The ability to hear is a precious gift, but you may not realize that hearing loss can also affect your balance. Christiana Care’s comprehensive audiology program features advanced diagnostic and rehabilitative services and technologies to help with hearing loss and keep you steady on your feet.

To make an appointment or learn more, find a convenient location throughout Delaware and now Chadds Ford, PA!