Thursday, January 21, 2016

Exercise helps senior doldrums

Depression can be a major issue for seniors who have retired, experienced a physical set back or who have moved to a new locale. They separated from their family, coworkers and work routine, left with a lot of time to fill.  Often their thoughts turn toward all they have lost, not only the foregoing, but also their physical abilities.

Whatever the level of function, most seniors can benefit from some sort of exercise. Doing so will not only give them something to do and, eventually, look forward to, but may also make them actually FEEL better.

Here is a good, short video that explains the benefit of exercise on depression. 

Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
Certified Disability Management Specialist
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989                                                     
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Medical Management at the Beach

So, your mom, dad, or beloved aunt moved to the shore or beach to enjoy the quality of life they deserve after decades of hard work - Great! Right?  Not if you are hard at work in the city.  You may like to be able to attend doctor's visits with them and make sure everything is going along as well as they tell you.

You are not alone.  Many of us working Joes and Joannes are struggling to balance kids in college (or with small children!) and our older loved ones.  Often in diverse geographic areas.  There you are stuck in the middle.  Literally! 

Why not let me help?  I am a Certified Disability Management Specialist - Masters Prepared and experienced in providing medical management and monitoring.  I would be happy to help you ensure your loved one is faring as well as you hope.

Or perhaps you are the patient and would like some additional, knowledgeable support to ensure you are getting the best possible care.  I work with Nurse Case Managers as well, in the event that your concerns are more complex.

Here is a short list of things I can do for you or your loved one on the DelMarVa: 

Attend doctor's visits

Follow up on doctor's visits for medical records or prescriptions
Arrange an monitor additional services
Serve as a local connection and resource
Home visits and check-ins
Deliver last minute gifts or goodies

Have something else in mind?  Let me know; I am happy to help!

Mary Sherwood Sevinsky, MS, CDMS, CCM
Certified Disability Management Specialist
116 Front St. Unit 737
Lewes, DE 19958

Code Purple for Delaware's Homeless

Just got some coats, sweatshirts, blankets, backpacks, gloves and hats together to give to the Code Purple Shelter in Rehoboth for distribution!  Please consider doing the same.  Our winters are usually very temperate and this cold snap is hurting our homeless population more than anyone!

More here:

Mobile Outreach Clinic for Veterans

Many of Delaware's Veterans are living on fixed incomes or worse, are homeless.  If you know a Veteran, make sure he or she knows about the healthcare and support services available through the Mobile Outreach Clinic Program.

Primary care, ancillary care and even a social worker is available to assist Veterans at various locations throughout the state.  Additional information follows:

To Request an appointment with the Mobile Unit Provider, contact Amie Kaba-Rohaat (302) 354-8653.
To Request the Mobile Unit
Point of Contact
Michele Kuhn, FNP
Wilmington VA Medical Center
1601 Kirkwood Highway         
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302-250-2991



  • Wilmington VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 302-994-2511 Ext. 5240

Hours of Operation



  • Wilmington VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 302-994-2511 Ext. 5240

Hours of Operation

  • Varies

New Years Resolution Busted!

January 1, 2016

Ok - I tried to be reasonable, realistic and practical when setting my New Year's "resolution."  After some thought, I decided I would resolve to shut down my computer everyday - no more sluggish computering and forced shut downs for me!  All I had to do was actually shut down my computer and I could start fresh the next day with worry free ability to do my work.  Beautiful!  Genius!

January 7th, 2016
My computer is GRINDING away, the fan is whirling, Windows is hanging up.  I have not shut down my computer for seven days!  I cannot believe it.  Oh well.  

I am going to start again tomorrow. Nothing happens overnight.  And I thought it would be so easy....

Happy New Year!