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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

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Therapy

When your hands, wrists or elbows hurt or feel numb, it’s debilitating. The simplest activities — signing your name or shaking hands — can be downright painful or even impossible. Our experienced physical and occupational therapists specialize in stretching and strengthening exercises as well as many innovative therapies:

  • Custom dynamic splint fabrication.
  • Fluidotherapy (dry heat therapy).
  • Kinesio Tex taping for nonrestrictive support and stability.
  • Iontophoresis (treatment sending weak electrical current to deliver anti-inflammatory medications directly into the skin).
  • Gentle massage to relieve swelling.
  • Neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation.
  • Ultrasound to relax tissues, improve blood flow and break down scar tissue.

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, let our team customize a treatment plan to help relieve your pain once again allow you to greet friends with a firm handshake:

  • Brachial plexus and nerve injuries.
  • Burns, wound and scars.
  • Carpal instability.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Central nervous system impairment, including spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Complex trauma, fractures, amputations and surgical reattachments.
  • Tendon repair, graft or transfer.