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

Speech Therapy

Communication keeps us connected, and practice builds confidence. ChristianaCare’s speech and language pathologists are uniquely prepared to help both children and adults overcome developmental vocal challenges or speech impairments caused by injury or disease. Our team is also skilled in helping patients regain the ability to eat, drink, chew and swallow.

Our highly skilled speech and language therapists will guide you through today’s most advanced, evidence-based therapies in state-of the-art facilities both within our hospitals, and in outpatient community locations convenient to where you live and work. Each impressively outfitted site features the latest, most proven diagnostic technology and equipment to help you rehabilitate safely and effectively. Most importantly, you’ll find partnering with our knowledgeable, compassionate and respectful speech and language therapists and our patient and family-centered approach to be highlights of your care experience.

Treatment for your diagnosis

  • Speech disorders such as apraxia and dysarthria.
  • Language disorders such as aphasia.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Stroke.
  • Stuttering.
  • Swallowing disorders.
  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Voice disorders such as paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction.
  • Concussion.

Specialized therapy for your needs

Our highly skilled speech and language pathologists employ state-of-the-art equipment to assess and treat voice and breathing for functional communication. Therapy may include recommendations for devices to assist you with communication, or teaching you techniques for speaking clearly. If you have swallowing difficulties, treatment may include exercises to strengthen your swallow muscles.

We offer a wide range of specialty services and treatment programs, including:

  • Accent reduction therapy.
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic swallowing evaluation.
  • Laryngectomy/head and neck cancer rehabilitation.
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to treat swallowing disorders.
  • LSVT LOUD® for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.
  • Pediatric rehabilitation.
  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluation.
  • Videostroboscopy — the gold standard for diagnosing voice disorders. ChristianaCare is the only hospital in Delaware that offers this advanced technology.
  • Aerodynamic voice assessment.