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.

ChristianaCare Neurosciences

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a branch of medicine that focuses on medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nervous system, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. Doctors who specialize in this branch of medicine are called physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians.

They treat people of all ages and are focused on helping people overcome injuries, illnesses and disabling conditions, such as stroke. PM&R physicians treat people with a range of issues, including:

  • Problems with their balance that put them at risk of falling.
  • Concussions.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Amputation.

Their goal is to help their patients achieve the highest level of function possible. They lead a team of clinicians that often includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physician assistants and nurses. PM&R physicians also work closely with other physicians, including neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians and others.

PM&R physicians at ChristianaCare work with both inpatients and outpatients. Patients staying at the Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital, our 40-bed inpatient facility, may work with them, as well as therapists, nurses and other staff. This facility is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Patients may also work with a PM&R physician on an outpatient basis.

ChristianaCare Neurology Specialists
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1420, Newark, DE 19713 directions
Fax 302-325-6674