PAIGE LENNOX RN, BSN
Patient Advocate/ Healthcare Navigator
The healthcare system is overstretched and truth be told sometimes people fall through the cracks.
Everyone has heard stories of people who get lost in the system.
Have you ever wondered… is there a way to stop this from happening?
That is why CHAI exists.
CHAI stands for Canadian Health Advocates Inc. and represents a national network of Health Advocates.
Health Advocates – also known as Patient Advocates- navigate the healthcare system with patients and caregivers so that people don’t fall through the cracks.
CHAI Advocates are professionals with extensive nursing, paramedicine, social work or medical backgrounds.
Our Advocates have deep experience and expertise in the Canadian healthcare system, so we know and understand its intricate workings.
We know what questions to ask and whom to ask. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to help people navigate an often confusing system.
Every patient deserves to receive the best possible care.
My passion for Advocacy is a direct result of professional and personal experience.
For 25 years I witnessed how patient care is affected by stretched resources and overworked healthcare professionals. I should know. I was one of them.
When my own mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness everything became more obvious. As a result of that experience I realized thousands of canadians experience this every day… and who is there to help them?
Again, this is why CHAI exists.
So specifically how do we help?
It breaks down into practical support, emotional support and empowerment.
Here are a few examples:
- Attending doctors appointments
- Coaching about your current condition, medical jargon, Advance Care Planning
- Support with complicated paperwork- for example CPP Disability Forms
- Helping with Discharge Planning from hospital to home or residential care
Emotional Support can take the form of…
- Reducing patient & caregiver stress
- Making sure the patient is heard
CHAI helps Empower Patients & Caregivers
- For example: supporting patients to advocate for themselves
CHAI also supports your doctors in providing you great care.
Our overstretched healthcare system often leaves doctors short of time and resources.
Hospital capacity in Canada is 125%- that means there are 5 people for every 4 beds in the Canadian healthcare system. And the situation is only going to get worse.
Baby Boomers- the largest cohort in human history peaks in 5 years. So who knows how many people will be needing those 4 beds!
So having a Health Advocates in your corner could make all the difference.
Museum of Art and History, in Canada’s Best Small Art Town. Located in a stunning 1902 heritage building in the heart of the historic downtown district. Our public art gallery, museum and archives offer a friendly atmosphere in an exciting state-of-the-art facility.
Come in and discover the hidden gem of Nelson’s arts and crafts culture, featuring handcrafted work by local artists and artisans. It’s your source for unique souvenirs, gifts and books.
We believe in keeping interest local. As a member you share a bond, a commitment to keeping interest local. Doing business with NDCU supports 100 mile theory and contributes to a vibrant community and a dynamic local economy, while insuring decisions are kept local. From community comes strength! Logically. Locally. At NDCU we have a long history. From cash box to community cornerstone, your community Credit Union has been Nelson, Rossland and the East Shore’s local credit union for decades. Based on a history as an alternative to the banks, NDCU has grown from a modest beginning to an innovative, community-based financial co-operative. We believe the key to our success has been our membership.
Like banks, credit unions are full-service financial institutions providing a wide variety of financial services such as banking, loans, investments, and insurance to members from all walks of life – and to individuals, organizations and businesses.
There are, however, key differences.
The first is that the underlying mandate for banks and trust companies is to provide a healthy return on shareholder investments. These shareholders may or may not be customers of the bank…or even live in the same country.
Credit unions, on the other hand, have co-operative values where profits are directed back to the members and the community. Decisions as to how and where these profits are shared are made right here, by local management and by directors that local members elect through a democratic process – another key difference between credit unions and the big banks.
And while responsible money management is the priority, credit unions are justly proud of a reputation for providing superior customer service and a personal touch by local staff who are your neighbours, friends and family members.
KFI, THE new choice in air filtration and ventilation
Now you have a choice for high quality carbon air filters. Made in North America using the highest quality components on the market.
Two filter lines to better meet your needs
- Uses activated carbon only from renewable resources.
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We are a full service creative production studio. We create websites, e-commerce solutions, digital content, short form video, photography and marketing collateral that engages, enlightens and inspires.
Our team provides you a creative digital content production service from concept to completion!
Community Futures Central Kootenay is a not-for-profit community economic development organization. We are committed to helping people in the Central Kootenay region who are either operating or are planning to start their own business.
KCDS provides a variety of free career development and employment services to the communities of Nelson, Lower Slocan Valley , Salmo, Kaslo and the Crawford Bay/Boswell area. As well, Kootenay Career Development Society is well-known for employment services for people living with a disability.
Vision Statement: Our vision is to be the best financial service company serving the long term needs of individual Canadians At Investors Group we:
1)Relate to our diverse clients through comprehensive planning
2)Are diligent in all of our endeavors
3)Respect each other and the communities we serve by being People Who Care.
Corporate Profile: Investors Group is a Canadian leader in providing personal financial services, and is dedicated to building lasting client relationships. Our primary objective is to help Canadians plan for financial security by providing quality financial advice and products through a network of Consultants.
Cornerstone is a consulting, facilitation and training company specializing in management solutions that elevates performance and produces results for their clients – businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. The Cornerstone mission is to help clients achieve their goals through finding innovative approaches, identifying competitive advantages and achieving significant bottom-line impact. Cornerstone combines extensive knowledge in business and non profit organizations excellence practices with experience to build and strengthen client capabilities.
Hall Printing is the largest commercial print shop in the West Kootenay area. We specialize in commercial printing, colour and black and white photocopying, and much more.
We specialize in: Colour & BW copies, Business Cards, Brochures, Greeting Cards, Post Cards, Rack Cards, NCR forms, Letterheads, Envelopes, Large Format Printing & Mounting Lamination, Graphic Design Services and much more!
“West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit, community-driven organization, that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region. The three main pillars of our work are: taking action to reduce the crisis of climate change, promoting sustainable local food systems, and preserving wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations. If you’re looking to get involved in the community, EcoSociety’s a great place to learn about local issues and how make a tangible, positive impact in your community.”
Gabriel’s focus and gift is creating a grounded, supportive space rich in compassion, awareness, safety and humour. He invites clients to slow down while he listens wholeheartedly. His body-centred approach works with the psychophysiology of how trauma presents itself in the body, nervous system, bone and muscle memory. He offers art-making in session for clients wanting to explore the benefits of therapeutic creative expression.
Gabriel works with children, youth, couples, families and individuals. He specializes in facilitating personal growth work with men.
Clinical experience: trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, attachment issues, end of life, depression, stress, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, shame-shifting, men’s issues such as Father Reconciliation, Anger Management, porn-addiction, rites of passage, dreamwork, the Work That Reconnects, ceremony and process-oriented group facilitation.
Blue Sky Clothing Company, Comfortable Elegance Sized for REAL Women XS to 4X. Blue Sky offers locally designed, natural fibre clothing in styles and sizes for all women. We also have summer fun wear for the whole family. Balfour, Nelson and Vancouver locations.
511 Baker St. in Historic Nelson
Balfour Ferry Landing (seasonal)
1312 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, B.C. 604-566-9976
1533 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver B.C.
2029 4th Ave. Kitsalino, Vancouver B.C.
“The Community First Health Co-op operates the Nelson and Area Wellness and Education Centre with volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors. This Centre houses providers supplying acupuncture and natural health, Chinese medicine, chronic disease support, community services, counseling, educational programs, housing outreach, kinesiology, massage, pre- and post-natal maternity support, pain and addictions management, seniors’ support, social work, and street outreach, together with physician, psychologist, and chiropractic practices.
– lease/rental space available for health/wellness professions and education/community services groups.
– secure inside storage rooms for rent to the public accessible 24/7: firstname.lastname@example.org
– meeting room for rent to the public (20 people, large table, internet) and an open presentation/meeting room to showcase your product available seven days/nights of the week on a per session basis – Madeline 778-919-5946 or email@example.com.
In addition to providing rental space for health/wellness related professions, trained health-care volunteers give free support and education for various chronic issues and seniors care such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Cancer, Friends of Family, Heart and Stroke, Hospice, Kidney, Kidsport, Lung, MS, Nelson Elders, Overeaters Anonymous, Parkinson’s Seniors, and TOPS.(Take Off Pounds Sensibly).”
Now open in the heart of downtown Nelson, Play It Again Kids is a high quality consignment store, that showcases an impressive mix of virtually new consigned and new clothing, footwear, equipment, toys, books and more. From newborn baby to size 14 youth, you’ll find great condition or new clothing, that’s cute and on trend, but at a fraction of retail prices. The store also offers maternity clothing and related accessories. New moms will appreciate a dedicated nursing nook and baby change room, with spacious change-rooms. The new store is a contemporary and spacious, feel-good space. Parents can shop with ease as the kids enjoy the cute in-store ‘play garden’.Lea
We offer eye care for the whole family and for all ages. Our exams will not only provide you with a precise measurement of your glasses or contact lens prescription, but also a thorough evaluation of the health of your eyes. Need an updated prescription for glasses or contact lenses? Concerned that you may have cataracts, glaucoma, or other eye diseases? Suffering with eyes that are irritated, dry, or infected? Interested in laser eye surgery? Selkirk Eyecare has you covered. Saturday and Evening appointments available in Nelson.
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism is a Destination Marketing Organization in British Columbia that represents all the communities along the shores of Kootenay Lake: Nelson to Meadow Creek, and Kootenay Bay to Wynndel. The region is quaint, quirky and sophisticated and hosts things to do all year-round. Photos by RPM Photography
These are 2 brand new condo units created when an entirely new floor was added to our single story commercial building right in the heart of Baker Street.
They have been architecturally designed to be self contained or used in conjunction with total accessibility to each other, should there be larger parties requiring more rooms.
Unit B has a unique alley/mountain view that looks directly at the famous Pulpit Rock. It is an iconic hiking trail that is used by locals and tourists. The condo is on the quieter side of the building. The open living plan along with all the most modern designs and furnishings as well as the 12 foot by 18 foot outdoor deck off the living room, with a natural gas BBQ will help to make the condo extremely comfortable and a great way to finish a long day of exploration in and around the city of Nelson.
Jackson’s Hole & Grill, one of Nelson’s best restaurants. Serving a wide variety of fresh, homemade foods, you are sure to find something for everyone. Come and enjoy Nelson’s best patio, or spend time in our turn of the century lounge or restaurant. Come and see what so many others already know! Great food, great Service, great times!
Ted Allen’s Jewellery was begun in 1961. Goldsmith, watchmaker, gemologist and appraiser on the premises. Home of the ”Say Yes Guarantee” on all engagement rings. If she says no, return within 30 days and we’ll refund your money. Sale and repair of watches and jewellery; sale of fine giftware, Swaroski crystal and Q-ray bracelets. We also have a large selection of engravable gifts.
Nelson Banking Centre
CIBC Branch with ATM
Toll Free 1-800-465-2422
Monday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Lasca Natural Trading Company is a well-established granite/marble countertop fabricator and installer in Nelson B C. We also deal with high-end imported items from home decor to jewelry and much more. We are local granite/marble countertop company, been service community for two years. We import unique gifts and ceramic arts from over seas with very competitive price. We set up our company on the base of excellent customer service and unique items for home decor, home reno service , and gifts.
Retail, Commercial&Mobile Banking Needs.