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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.

Senior Health Services

Hospital Senior Care

Elderly patients undergoing care at Christiana Hospital or Wilmington Hospital benefit from ChristianaCare’s commitment to providing excellence in health care for seniors.

We Improve Senior Health: The WISH Program

The WISH Program is a collaborative effort among nurses, physicians, pharmacists, rehabilitative therapists, social workers, dietitians and other disciplines to improve the care that ChristianaCare delivers to senior patients in all settings. WISH is a way of thinking and caring for older patients; the WISH Senior Health Resource Team serves as a resource to the doctors, nurses and other health care providers in the hospital to ensure that everyone is working together to provide best-practice geriatric care.

WISH is derived from a national initiative called NICHE, developed by New York University, Division of Nursing and the Education Development Center for Health Care Practice funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc. of New York. For more information about ChristianaCare’s WISH Program, call 302-733-4999.

Acute Care for the Elderly: The ACE Unit

ChristianaCare’s ACE Unit improves clinical outcomes in older patients by preventing complications and preserving the patients’ functional ability. This includes preventing or minimizing the following during hospitalization:

  • Falls.
  • Skin breakdown.
  • Restraint use.
  • Delirium.
  • Cognitive decline.
  • Immobility.
  • Constipation.
  • Foley catheter use.

The interdisciplinary ACE team meets on a scheduled basis to conduct rounds and review each patient. The team works to integrate care planning and improve continuity of care and communication with patients and families.