Welcome to the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice Patient Resources Library. Here you’ll find downloadable tools on a number of patient healthcare topics and links to helpful community resources.
Have you, or someone you love, recently been given a life-limiting diagnosis? These Patient Resource and Service guides have been developed by Dr. Lilli Kerby, Dr. Lisa Sawyer, and Dr. Trevor Janz, Palliative Care Physician Leads, with the support of KB Division of Family Practice.
Click the links below to download the patient & caregiver guides:
- Patient Resources and Services for Supportive and Palliative Care in Nelson >
- Patient Resources and Services for Supportive and Palliative Care in Trail >
While many women experience mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Approximately 10% of partners also experience depression or anxiety postpartum. If you or someone you love is coping with postpartum depression or anxiety, this is an excellent list of online and local resources>
The Motherwise Program offers mental health support groups for moms experiencing post-partum challenges. Join us and connect with other moms in a welcoming virtual space. More details below, by community:
- Motherwise Grand Forks - Contact Boundary Family Services at (250) 442-2267 for more information including dates and times.
- Motherwise Castlegar, Trail & Nelson - Programs are currently on hold. For more information on current programs for parents & babies in your community contact Castlegar Kootenay Family Place 250) 365-5616, Trail FAIR (250) 364 -2326, Nelson Kootenay Kids (250) 352-6678.
DEMENTIA Roadmap for Families
What can you expect when your loved one has dementia? A Roadmap for Families is a new tool developed by Dr. Trevor Janz with the support of KB Division of Family Practice.
Dementia Roadmap for Families Booklet (Chinese language version) >
Contact us if you'd like the 'PRINT READY' version for professional printers - firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILD & YOUTH Mental Health & Substance Use
Pathways to Care: A brochure to help families find support for children with mental health and/or substance use needs:
You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with mild anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, or suicidal thoughts, KB Searchlight can help link you to the right services in your community.
KB FETCH - Online Health & Community Services Directory
Kootenay Boundary 'Fetch' Website : For Everything That's Community Health
The Fetch Website includes a huge number of resources available to Kootenay Boundary residents. Health Services, Mental Health / Counselling, Substance Use / Addictions, Condition Specific Support, Low Income / Support, Children, Youth & Families, Education & Employment and more...
Special thanks to the Trail Fair Society Team who manage the KB Fetch website.
CHRONIC PAIN Directory & Resources
Chronic Pain directory of services in the LOWER COLUMBIA region (Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Castlegar) - printable version for clinics.
Chronic Pain directory of services for NELSON and area - printable version for clinics.
PainBC's 'Live Plan Be' website
Learn about the science behind chronic pain. Keep track of your symptoms and their impacts. Develop a plan for better pain management and quality of life. Connect with a like-minded community of others who live with pain.
These programs, offered by Interior Health, provide education to increase diabetes awareness and prevention, and help individuals with diabetes manage their condition effectively including insulin adjustment. The programs serve individuals with all types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes, and provide support to caregivers and family. Click here to find a Diabetes Centre near you.
HOME & COMMUNITY CARE
Interior Health's Home and Community Care offers a variety of at-home and community services to people with acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs. Click here to find out more...
Do you ever have difficulty make ends meet at the end of the month?
This Poverty Intervention Tool is a resource for both practitioners and patients. It includes a great list of helpful community resources.