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.


Rehabilitative Services

Whether your loved one needs help getting back into shape for daily activities, rebuilding motor skills and coordination, or restoring communication and understanding after a surgery, accident or illness, or because of a developmental condition, ChristianaCare HomeHealth rehabilitative services are here for you.

Our physical, occupational and speech therapists will come to your, or your family member’s, home to evaluate your loved one’s health and physical abilities and coordinate a complete therapeutic care plan with your loved one’s doctors to restore his or her best health.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will help your loved one improve strength, balance and coordination, safely at home. We will show you how to reduce the risk of falls; explain how to safely use devices to help with mobility and range of motion; create a therapeutic exercise plan; offer pain management support; and provide resource planning for meals, transportation, medical assistance and more. For patients with joint replacements, orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, heart and pulmonary conditions, and more – ChristianaCare HomeHealth therapists provide care that counts.

We’ll help you stay comfortably at home by teaching you how to use a cane or wheelchair safely, how to modify tasks and reduce the risk of falls, and which exercises will improve motor and sensory skills, sight and range of motion.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants will help your loved one restore the skills necessary for safe, independent living after an accident, orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement or neurological injury. Our therapists help you obtain equipment or consult on how to create an environment that will allow you to become more independent in tasks of daily living.

Speech Therapy

When health or developmental conditions make it difficult for your loved one to make sounds, swallow, or communicate, our speech-language therapy home care providers will perform a complete speech, hearing and physical evaluation to develop a specific plan of care to meet you or your loved ones needs. We can offer your loved one therapeutic exercises to improve swallowing, retrain the voice and enhance speech; teach him or her to use communication systems and devices; and provide instruction in how to reduce the risk of aspiration and choking. For patients dealing with neurological conditions, stroke, head and neck injuries, developmental issues or hearing loss, our experienced therapists can make a big difference.

ChristianaCare HomeHealth partners with patients and their families to provide skilled, coordinated, compassionate in-home care. Our tradition of caring for people across their lifespan is supported by the state’s largest health care system – ChristianaCare. As Delaware’s home health care agency of choice, we are proud to serve our community by helping people get well, be healthy and live independently at home.

ChristianaCare HomeHealth
New Castle County Office
1 Reads Way, Suite 100
New Castle, DE 19720 directions
Kent and Sussex County Office
2116 S. Dupont Highway, Suite 2
Camden, DE 19934 directions
302-698-4300 (Kent)
302-855-9700 (Sussex)
We’re available 24 hours a day to schedule appointments or provide assistance.