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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Hospice Care

Hospice Care

It can be devastating to hear that your loved one is facing a terminal illness.

At ChristianaCare-Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, our compassionate team can help to ease the stress, worry, and fear for each patient, their caregivers and family members during the end stages of an illness. Our specially trained, multidisciplinary staff can provide a range of services, caring for your loved one at home or in a hospital or nursing home.

Getting started on hospice care

If your loved one was getting treatment at a ChristianaCare-Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care facility, our teams will coordinate to ensure a seamless transition that keeps you informed and supported.
We can discuss care options including receiving hospice care at home or in a hospital setting. There are currently specialized hospice units at both ChristianaCare’s Newark campus and ChristianaCare’s Wilmington campus.

Support with daily personal needs

Our services are focused on supporting the patient and their family during this emotional time. In addition to relieving pain, discomfort, and other symptoms, our team can help with bathing, hair care, shaving, skin care, linen changes, and other personal needs that may overwhelm family or personal caregivers.

Spiritual and emotional support

Receiving religious counsel
Our chaplains honor all faiths and religious traditions to provide you and your loved ones with spiritual support.

End-of-life emotional support for patients
Patients are emotionally supported in reflecting on their lives and coping with feelings of loss in a variety of ways:

  • Legacy Projects – Working with our caregivers, patients can cope with feelings of loss and create tangible memories to share with families and friends.
  • Music Therapy –Live music can bring back happy memories and provide comfort to patients. These services are provided by our board-certified music therapists. Learn More about Music Therapy.
  • Namaste Care – This involves meaningful, hand-on activities that help patients to relax and experience peace and serenity. It is designed to make patients feel valued and seen. Learn More about Namaste Care.

A comforting presence during grieving

After the death of a patient, our team will continue to be a healing presence by providing support and counseling to your family.

How does my family qualify for hospice care?

Under Medicare guidelines, you are eligible for hospice care if two doctors agree that you have a life expectancy of six months or less, and you are no longer seeking a cure to your illness.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans may pay for hospice.

Whether you need hospice care at home or in our hospital, we are happy to answer any questions. Please call 866-443-9856 to learn more or to coordinate an admission.

Locations of our Specialized Hospice Units

Newark Campus
4755 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark, Delaware 19718
866-442-9856

Wilmington Campus
501 W. 14th Street, 3 North
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 320-3600

Helpful Links

Hospice Foundation of America