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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Swank appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Swank Center for Memory Care
and Geriatric Consultation

About Us

The Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation at ChristianaCare is Delaware’s first and only comprehensive outpatient office for patients with memory disorders and their families.

Our geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, social worker, community educator and medical and administrative assistant work closely with primary care providers and additional specialists such as neurologists and neuropsychologists to develop an optimal plan for care.

The Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation is a collaborative care program of ChristianaCare’s departments of Medicine, Family & Community Medicine and Psychiatry.

“The Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation stands alone. It is the only place that was there for not only the patient, but was a constant source of support for the caregiver and family.”
– A grateful caregiver

Services provided at the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation

  • Initial history and other screening assessments are performed on-site. A full battery of assessments is available to help us understand a patient’s cognitive, functional, and behavioral status.
  • We offer help with scheduling appointments and consultations with local neurologists, psychiatrists and other behavioral health specialists.
  • A physician, social worker, and community educator evaluate patients and caregivers, incorporating input from other members of the treatment team as part of each visit.
  • Caregiver support is provided, including caregiver training and resource referrals.
  • The treatment team communicates with each patient’s primary care providers and other caregivers to ensure coordination of care.
  • For interested individuals, referral to clinical trials may be an option.

Resources to learn more about local clinical trials

Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street
Gateway Building, 5th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-2620