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.

Christiana Care
Rehabilitation Services

Conquering Chronic Pain Program

Chronic pain doesn’t just hurt. It can put lives on hold. Many who suffer from chronic pain — pain initially caused by an injury or illness that lasts longer than six months — also must deal with secondary complications that make the problem worse. When pain is unrelenting, it’s hard to sleep. When we don’t sleep well, it’s hard to be at our best during the day. When job performance is affected, financial problems may follow, which causes us to worry and lose sleep. It becomes a vicious cycle. Chronic pain can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, irritability, even feelings of guilt for not being able to participate in normal activities. And those things only make the pain worse.

Chronic pain is a particular problem for those recovering from traumatic injury, diabetes, fibromyalgia, amputation and a nerve disorder known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. When pain becomes chronic, is still present even after the physical injury has healed. The brain continues to interpret all sensations from the problem areas as painful, signaling pain sensations long after the injury heals.

Our skilled physical and occupational therapists can help you manage chronic pain through:


Understanding chronic pain, how it occurs and what you can do about it is an important first step in managing pain and easing back into normal daily activities.

Strengthening and flexibility exercise

Strength and flexibility training helps decrease pain by reducing strain on the body.

Manual therapy

Specific, gentle hand-on kneading techniques, such as manipulation, mobilization and massage, increase range of motion and reduce pain.

Posture awareness and body mechanics

We’ll teach you proper ways to improve your posture and adjust movements to reduce pain and increase your ability to function.


Make an Appointment at One of Our Convenient Locations

Foulkstone Plaza
1401 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Healthcare Center at Christiana
200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713

124 Sleepy Hollow Drive
Middletown, DE 19709

Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute
3506 Kennett Pike #340,
Wilmington, DE 19807

Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 South Main Street,
Smyrna, DE 19977

Springside Plaza
300 Biddle Avenue
Newark, DE 19702

Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 320-6600