Caring for an aging parent or family member is an additional job, even if it’s fueled by love. Taking the time to care for yourself is crucial, but it can be difficult to manage your responsibilities at home while meeting expectations at work.
Please join us for a lively interview and discussion with Jody Gastfriend, Vice President of Senior Care for Care.com and Author of My Parent’s Keeper: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving published by Yale University Press.
Jody will provide helpful tips for:
Getting the support you need
Caring for a loved one with dementia
Planning for the cost of long term care
Embracing the positive aspects of caregiving
Jody Gastfriend is Vice President of Senior Care for Care.com, the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in senior care and has held a wide range of leadership positions in health care and business settings.
Jody has published numerous articles about caregiving and aging in outlets such as Oprah.com, Salon.com, Next Avenue, the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Jody’s book, “My Parent’s Keeper: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork, and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving,”published by Yale University Press, is an essential guide to caring for aging and ailing family members.