Jody Gastfriend is the Vice President of Senior Care for Care.com. As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience, Jody knows the challenges and struggles of family caregivers, having helped manage the care of her own parent with dementia for more than a decade. Jody has held a wide range of leadership positions including Director of Social Service in a community hospital, Chief Operating Officer of a home care agency, and consultant to hospitals and long term care facilities. Jody has lectured widely to family caregivers, HR administrators, health care professionals and policymakers on topics ranging from eldercare and aging to work and family integration.
A featured senior care expert for NBC, Fox News, AARP and the Wall St Journal, Jody is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post’s Huff/Post50 section, and has published numerous articles on caregiving and aging. She is currently working on a book based on her personal and professional experiences with caregiving.