East Kootenay Division of Family Practice physicians practising in Cranbrook, Creston, and the Elk Valley (Fernie, Sparwood, and Elkford) are working handin- hand with three social workers. Their aim is to improve care for their frail elderly patients and others with multiple conditions, and patients whose health may be affected by social, financial, and other stresses.

With the help of a social worker, patients can more easily get connected to community services that provide support for disabilities, financial support for medications, and assistance with housing, transportation, employment, and life skills.

Read the full story on the Divisions of Family Practice website.