Bernier_NicoleNicole F. Bernier is an expert in Canadian health and social policy. Her affinity for forward-thinking policy research led her to join the Institute for Research on Public Policy, one of Canada’s most influential think tanks (2011-2016).

In her role as director of the IRPP’s Faces of Aging research program, she developed an innovative agenda that explored the social and economic challenges of Canada’s aging population. Through an applied, multidisciplinary analytical lens, this initiative examined the policy implications of population aging for the health and social care sectors and for Canada’s communities and municipalities.

Nicole commissions research and guides authors to develop rigorous, yet accessible analyses of aging issues and formulate evidence-based policy recommendations. Peer-reviewed monographs published under her direction — in English and in French — are widely disseminated among federal, provincial and municipal decision-makers, the general public, and the media. These studies have advanced ideas nationally on many critical issues such as home care, long-term care, pharmacare, caregiving, age-friendly communities and financing strategies for eldercare.

Prior to her role as an IRPP director, Nicole, a fully trained political scientist, taught graduate courses and worked as a research professor in population health policy at the Université de Montréal.

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Commentaries by Dr. Nicole Bernier:

Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to improve prescription drug safety for seniors
The real costs of long-term care for Canada
 // Le coût véritable des soins informels au Canada
Canada relying too heavily on unpaid caregivers — at a cost // Les soins à domicile au Canada : les proches aidants en font les frais
Drugging seniors at nursing homes is not a solution for funding shortfalls
// Droguer les aînés n’est pas une solution au manque de financement

Posters by Dr. Nicole Bernier:

Canada relying too heavily on unpaid caregivers — at a cost“Unpaid caregivers in Canada are left mostly on their own to deal with the negative — and sometimes catastrophic — economic, health and well-being consequences of providing care to their loved ones. Unpaid caregiving comes at a cost for the ones who provide it.”

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Les soins à domicile au Canada : les proches aidants en font les frais

“les proches aidants ont un accès limité et aléatoire tant aux services qu’au soutien financier. Ils sont en grande partie laissés à eux-mêmes lorsqu’ils sont aux prises avec les effets négatifs, parfois catastrophiques, qu’a la prestation de soins sur leur situation financière, leur santé et leur bien-être. Bref, les aidants font les frais des soins qu’ils fournissent à titre bénévole. ”

Lisez l’article : Les soins à domicile au Canada : les proches aidants en font les frais

 

 

Drugging seniors at nursing homes is not a solution for funding shortfalls

“There is accumulating evidence that antipsychotic medication is used excessively in some nursing homes. Research shows odds that a senior person living in a Canadian nursing home w

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Drugging seniors at nursing homes is not a solution for funding shortfalls

“Drugging seniors at nursing homes is not a solution for funding shortfalls.”

Read the commentary: Drugging seniors at nursing homes is not a solution for funding shortfalls

 

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