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, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. 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. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

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, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 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. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Visiting Nurse Association

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

If you or your family is caring at home for a loved who has memory loss or dementia, turn to Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) for help. We provide the skilled at-home care needed to retain your loved one’s familiar routines and reduce confusion, anxiety or frustration. Plus, our medically supervised day care program provides your loved one with safe and engaging care, allowing family members to have the time to work, de-stress or pursue other activities.

In-home care

Our skilled and experienced nurses, home health aides, social workers and therapists will come to your home to provide medical nursing, rehabilitation and social services, as well as personal care to help your loved one with activities of daily living. We’ll help maintain routines and simplify tasks at home, to make your loved ones comfortable.

Evergreen Day Care Center

The Evergreen Center provides adult day care for people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and support for their caregivers. We offer a full-day program with activities that help with social skills, reduce stress and encourage self-confidence. Our program director, a registered nurse, also gives caregivers helpful hints and information for managing their loved ones at home. The Center provides care Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Our staff includes a music and recreational therapist who organizes activities, crafts and games designed to help your loved one maximize function, promote independence, reduce stress and build self-confidence.
  • Morning snacks, lunch and afternoon snacks not only mean your loved one gets nutritionally balanced meals, but also has time for sharing and socializing.
  • We help with personal care and grooming so your loved one looks and feels well.

If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, he or she qualifies for day care at the Evergreen Center. Fees are on a sliding scale based on household income. The Center is supported by Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, Medicaid Waiver and Veterans Administration. Private payment is also accepted. To learn more, please contact the Evergreen Center:

Evergreen Center
3000 Newport Gap Pike
Emily Bissell Hospital, Building F
Wilmington, DE 19808 directions
302-327-5200

Christiana Care VNA partners with patients and their families to provide skilled, coordinated, compassionate in-home care. Our tradition of caring for people across their lifespan is supported by the state’s largest health care system – Christiana Care. As Delaware’s home health care agency of choice, we are proud to serve our community by helping people get well, be healthy and live independently at home.

Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association
New Castle County Office
1 Reads Way, Suite 100
New Castle, DE 19720 directions
302-327-5200
Kent and Sussex County Office
2116 S. Dupont Highway, Suite 2
Camden, DE 19934 directions
302-698-4300 (Kent)
302-855-9700 (Sussex)
Call 888-862-0001 (888-VNA-0001) for more information. We’re available 24 hours a day to schedule appointments or provide assistance.