Paige Lennox, BSN, RN – Founder, CEO
Critical Care, Addictions, End-of-Life
Serving as a Registered Nurse for 25 years and working with patients and families in Acute Critical Care, Addictions and End-of-Life Care, I’ve witnessed many heartbreaking stories:
- Loved ones who don’t know where to turn to get their dying parent the dignity they deserve.
- Critically ill individuals who can’t get an appointment with a doctor.
- Patients sent home too soon when they’re not strong enough and have no one to care for them.
Then, I completely related to these stories by experiencing a personal healthcare challenge. I supported my mother through a two-year struggle with terminal cancer. This reminded me over and over again of just how overwhelming health issues can be.
These experiences developed my passion for helping patients and their families navigate the medical system. I created Canadian Health Advocates Inc. (CHAI) as a way to assist patients, loved ones and aging adults during a health crisis, on both an emotional and practical level.
My professional and personal experience enables me to bridge the gap between the medical community and the patient. Because I know the system from both the patient perspective and from the healthcare practitioner’s, I am able to use that knowledge to empower others.
When individuals face a health crisis or challenge, they need someone who understands what’s going to take place. They also need a person who can help them be ready for what’s coming next and knows how to access the resources needed. Clients have shared with me that they wanted someone with this knowledge to walk beside them during these seasons of life.
With a qualified team of people working with CHAI, we are able to do just that. My goal is to ensure that everyone has the information and support they need to make the choices that are right for them.
When I’m not working, you will find me playing my banjo and climbing mountains (but not at the same time).