Jody Gastfriend, is vice president of senior care at Care.com and author of My Parent’s Keeper. She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience in elder care, and helped manage the care of her own parent with dementia for more than a decade. She has also been director of the Department of Social Services and Case Management at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts and clinical supervisor in the Social Service Department of Massachusetts General Hospital. Gastfriend is a featured senior care expert on NBC and Fox News and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She has also written for USA Today.
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