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.

Home Visit Program

Christiana Care Home Visit Program

When You Need Care at Home, We’ll Be There

Many people who need medical care are unable to get it because they cannot leave home. The Christiana Care Home Visit Program is ready to respond to your needs. We help you meet the medical, emotional and social challenges you may face.

Who Provides the In-home Care?

Our experienced staff provides each patient with a team of experienced, compassionate health care professionals.s. Our doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses make house calls, bringing medical care to you at home. Through regularly scheduled visits, our team becomes familiar with patients, caregivers and family members, forming strong relationships that promote a better quality of life for homebound patients.

Our team also consists of social workers who help relieve the stress often felt by caregivers. They use community resources to, coordinate services, arrange for transportation and meal delivery and assist with insurance and prescription coverage issues.

What Services are Provided?

To meet the needs of homebound patients and their caregivers, we offer comprehensive services:

  • Responsive care management. We respond to calls within one business day.
  • Chronic disease management.
  • Identification of health and social service problems for early intervention.
  • Continuous, coordinated medical care between home and hospital.
  • Referrals to and coordination of community-based services, home laboratory and radiology services, physical therapy and occupational therapy services.
  • Compassionate end-of-life care, in partnership with hospice.

Who is Eligible for the Home Visit Program?

When we receive your call, our program coordinator will ask a few questions to determine if you are eligible for the program, and if so, a social worker will set up an appointment to assess your needs, prior to the medical visit.

The Home Visit Program serves patients in New Castle County and Middletown.

To schedule a visit or to learn more about the Home Visit Program, please call 302-320-5700.