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 or for local vaccination and testing sites.

Swank Center for Memory Care
and Geriatric Consultation


More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and as many as 16 million will have the disease in 2050. Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

In Delaware, the projected growth rate of Alzheimer’s is among the highest in the Northeast, with approximately 26,000 people coping with the disease or a related disorder.

Living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be difficult and frustrating for patients and caregivers alike. Individual treatment plans and extensive support from health professionals with special expertise in managing these diseases can make all the difference in the world.

The Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation ensures that our neighbors have access to expert assessment and advice. Our medical team helps patients and families manage the journey by offering essential support, education and guidance. It is the first and only comprehensive outpatient program of its kind in Delaware.

Philanthropy in Action

Since opening our doors in 2011, thanks to a cornerstone gift of $1.25 million from the Howard W. Swank, Alma K. Swank and Richard Kemper Swank Foundation, the Swank Memory Care Center has been on a significant growth path. Patient visits have grown from 600 in 2011 to a projected 1,500+ visits in 2015. Your partnership with us plays a pivotal role in helping us serve our community.

Philanthropy helps sustain value-added services like caregiver support and respite services. Often not reimbursed by insurance, these vital programs enhance the outstanding clinical care provided at the center.

Looking ahead, our goals include an expansion of services including increased resources for caregiver support and opportunities for appropriate and interested patients to participate in clinical trials with the new medications that offer hope of arresting the progression of Alzheimer’s disease’s devastating effects.

Please consider making a gift today to the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation. As shared by one caregiver, “We had doctors dealing with dementia at other institutions but the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation stands alone. It is the only place that was not only for the patient but was a constant source of support for the caregiver and family.”

Make a gift online

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