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.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Emotional Care and Support for Survivors

For questions about life after treatment, please call our Survivorship Nurse Navigator at 302-623-4407.

For most cancer survivors and their loved ones, life after treatment means adjusting to a “new normal.” The Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute offers counseling and support by professionals with expertise in the emotional and psychological side effects of cancer treatments.

Managing stress and anxiety

It’s normal to experience stress and anxiety when facing cancer. The Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute can help you find ways to limit and cope with the particular stress and anxieties that come with a cancer diagnosis.

Survivors have benefitted from individual counseling, connecting with other survivors in support groups, journaling and meditation and/or yoga.

Some suggestions for managing stress and anxiety include:


Studies show that during the day, as little as five minutes of meditation, deep breathing or yoga can lower blood pressure, release healing hormones and increase creativity.

Exercise regularly and eat healthy foods:

Start adding activity slowly and work up to at least 3x per week for 20 minutes. Eat a well-balanced diet. Establish a routine and stick to it. Good health behaviors can do wonders for the mind and body.

Please consult with your physician before making an exercise or dietary changes.

Laugh as often as possible

Laughter releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. Laughter also lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones and boosts your immune system’s functioning.


Hobbies increase creativity, help prevent burnout and allow you to recharge. Make time for an old or new one (gardening, craftwork, fishing, games, puzzles, music, dancing, sports, photography, reading).

Pay attention

Become aware of emotions and how these affect your choices, relationships, home life and work. When problem solving, focus on one aspect of the situation at a time.

Ask for and accept help

Clarify values and prioritize tasks. Address things that are both important and urgent first. Also, learn how to say “no” to requests that overwhelm you.

Connect with others

Spend time with positive people who enhance your life. Pets can also bring you joy and comfort.

Be grateful

Research shows gratitude exercises results in fewer physical complaints and higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism and energy. List three things you are thankful for each day.

Get enough sleep

Good sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body

Practical needs

Our social workers can also help you navigate financial and practical demands and connect you with resources at ChristianaCare and in the community.

There is no cost to speak with our social work staff, so please contact us at 302-623-4400.

Our social workers can help with questions like these:

  • How do I apply for Social Security disability benefits? If I am approved, when and how do I get Medicare?
  • How do I apply for Medicaid?
  • What is the Delaware Cancer Treatment Program?
  • Do I need to have Medicare D?
  • How do I find out if I have paid sick leave at work?
  • What is COBRA?
  • What is the Family Medical Leave Act?
  • I’m having trouble paying my bills, is there anything in the community that may be able to help me?
  • I’m having trouble taking care of myself and my home. Is there any help?
  • What is an advanced directive? Do I need one?