When You’re Injured Or Sick – Who Will Be Your Eyes And Ears?

We can help you and your loved ones get back onto the path to health.  We are Specialists in supporting those with serious and complex illness, injury, and end-of-life.

When you’re too ill to speak for yourself

Navigating Healthcare is a daunting task when you’re at the top of your game. It gets even tougher if you are the patient.

Connie Jorsvik has over 30 years’ experience in health care in B.C.  She brings her substantial healthcare experience, caring and empathy to their clients during the most difficult moments in their lives.  She helps clients understand medical jargon and remember the information they’ve been told.  She’ll be at your side from doctor’s appointments to your hospital bedside. 

You’re NOT ALONE In The Healthcare System!

Consider us if you are:

  • Alone
  • Too far away or unable to attend…
  • Overwhelmed
  • Not being heard
  • In need of financial compensation

Recent Articles

Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.  Your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors you […]

Understanding Heart Attack a.k.a. Myocardial Infarction (MI)

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

If you have any chest pain that is new or unusual, ALWAYS seek immediate medical attention!  Call 911. Do not drive yourself or have someone drive you.
If you are with someone who is having chest pain, do NOT […]

Understanding Abnormal Heart Rhythms

August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

An abnormal heart rhythm is when your heart beats too slowly (under 60 beats per minute) or too quickly (above 100 beats per minute) reducing heart efficiency and volume pumped to the brain and other vital organs.  Atrial […]

Angina a.k.a. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

 
Angina is a term used for chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease and narrowing of one or more coronary arteries. Angina is typically described as […]

Is the “Jury Still Out on Saturated Fat”?

August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

by Jennifer Sweeney

When I consume fat, I want to know exactly what type of fat and where it came from. I eat saturated fat, and cook with with it, including ghee (clarified butter), bacon fat, tallow, lard, full-fat coconut milk […]

Heart symptoms you should never ignore

August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

Don’t ignore these signs and symptoms even if you don’t have any cardiac disease factors which usually include being over 45 years of age for men and 55 for women, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, overweight (BMI greater than […]

What is Patient Centered Care?

August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”

Based on that definition, of course all health care should be patient centered.  […]

Why does the MS Society of Canada help promote unhealthy food?

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

by Jennifer Sweeney

This past year, the MS Society of Canada has embarked on a new fundraising strategy to appeal to “Canadians.” At first I thought it wasn’t a bad idea since the rate of multiple sclerosis is higher in Canada […]

Dangers of False Reassurance & Hope

August 9th, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

Statements of false reassurance and hope that patients hear all of the time from doctors and nurses but the only person they reassure is themselves.  These statements damage the health provider-patient relationship and have the potential of causing […]

Why we need to be Empowered Patients and Families

May 28th, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik

When we are accessing medical care, we are doing so because something is wrong.  Our bodies, and often our heads, aren’t operating with their usual sharp and intelligent approach to problems because we are sick and hurt.  The […]

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