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Nelson, BC, Canada
483-499 Vernon Street Nelson British Columbia V1L 1S6 CA

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:

 

Practical Support

  • 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.

 

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316 Stanley St, Nelson, BC, Canada 0.12 km

Downtown Automotive promises to deliver honest answers and a job done right the first time in a family friendly environment, so you drive away with a smile.

Our ASE Certified Technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment and the best quality parts and fluids to service and repair your vehicles.

Here are just some of the great auto repair services we offer:

Oil Changes
Tune Ups
Engine Repair
Engine Replacement
Engine Performance Check
Computer Diagnostics
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Brake Repair
Factory Scheduled Maintenance 30K, 60K, 90K
Suspension and Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts
Cooling System Service & Repair
Mufflers
Transmission Service & Repair
New and rebuilt Transmissions
Tires: Mounting Balancing and flat repair
Wheel Alignment
Pre-purchase Inspections
Maintenance Inspections
Brake & Lamp Inspections

History

Established in 1997.

Downtown  Automotive has been serving the Nelson community for many years. The current owner bought it in 2007. We are committed to offering exceptional service to all of our customers.

Meet the Business Owner

Doug B.

Doug B.

Business Owner

Doug bought Downtown Automotive in 2007 from the previous owner after working as a technician and helping to manage the shop. He is dedicated to bringing exceptional service to all of our customers and being sure that they know the condition of their vehicle from top to bottom when they leave our shop. That means a thorough inspection at every oil change to be sure we can accurately quote any work needed and let the customer know what they may need to plan for in the near future. Doug takes pride in being honest and upfront with all the work we do.

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Graphic Designer · Web Designer · Interior Design Studio

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Lillie & Cohoe makes beautiful hats, and represents a style and design philosophy that caters to elegant and discerning women throughout the world. All hats are designed and manufactured in Nelson, and are represented internationally through agents to the retail trade. Two lines per year are created and available at retail stores, on-line and at high end art fairs in Calgary, Toronto and Chicago. The business has grown over the last 14 years and now has enthusiastic buyers in North America, British Isles and South Korea. Quality of workmanship backs up the distinctive design in these hats, and each hat is a long term friend in the wardrobe.

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395 Baker St V1L4H6 0.15 km
(250)352-5517(250)352-5517
(250)352-0120

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(250)354-2003(250)354-2003
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We LOVE helping you find the perfect fit and when asked – will always offer an honest opinion, helping you find clothes that compliment your beauty.

Express yourself. Feel good about yourself. Join us. Shop with us, and support sustainability for the future.
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I’m also the current President of the Kootenay Real Estate Board.

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