Jody Gastfriend, Vice President of Senior Care Services at Care.com, 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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Despite her training, a care executive was unprepared for her own grief after her dad's death
Health & Well-Being
A major new benefit could help millions, but is off to a rocky start
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.