Nicole F. Bernier
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Research director of the Faces of Aging program at the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

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Canada Needs A Strategy To Improve Senior Drug Safety

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2017 | 3:17 AM

Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. The downside is that during his hospital stay this otherwise fit person was put on a drug regimen and has been taking nine prescription drugs a day ever since.

My dad's experience with multiple drugs is not...

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Canada Needs a National Strategy for Unpaid Caregiver

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 9:14 AM

The phenomenon is not exactly marginal: according to a recently released government report, one in every three workers in Canada is assisting a chronically disabled person -- many of them seniors -- with transportation, household maintenance or day-to-day tasks. The 6.1 million employed workers who are providing such...

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Why Canada Shouldn't Rely on Unpaid Caregivers

(4) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM

The unexpected and largely unreported good news about homecare in this country is that the vast majority of Canadians who receive home help or homecare for a chronic health condition are getting all the services they need.

According to a recently released Statistics Canada article, 2.2 million...

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Stop Drugging Seniors to Save Money

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Those living in a regulated nursing home are likely in the frailest condition of their lives, and approaching the end of life. The individual reasons for entering a nursing home are many, but commonly, residents require intense personal care for an indefinite period of time. Nursing home residents often require...

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