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, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

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, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 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.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

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

Health & Wellness

Community Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers

  • The Alzheimer’s Association provides information and support to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Services include information on caregiver support groups, family caregiver training, newsletters, and a safe-return program. They also staff a 24-hour helpline: 800-272-3900. The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves the state of Delaware with a regional office in Wilmington and a branch office in Georgetown.
  • The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities can assist with questions regarding services for older Delawareans.
  • CARE Delaware is a service of the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities that provides assistance for caregivers. Trained employees can help you by assessing your needs and helping you design a plan of care. They can also provide information on respite care, support groups, caregiver training, and other community resources.
  • Meals on Wheels Delaware provides home-delivered meals.
  • Project Lifesaver is a program offered by the New Castle County Police that helps provide a rapid response to save lives and reduce potential harm for anyone with a wandering disorder. A preprogrammed personal radio transmitter is placed on the individual and activated. If an individual is missing, the caregiver calls 9-1-1, the tracking system is initiated by police and responding emergency personnel. Teams using this program have averaged a rescue time of 30 minutes or less.

Insurance resources

Legal resources

  • Delaware Legal Help Link, a service of Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, provides free legal services. In New Castle County, call 302-478-8850. In Kent and Sussex Counties, call 800-773-0606.

  • Community Legal Aid Society Inc. provides civil legal services to members of the community who have low incomes, who have disabilities, or who are age 60 and over.