Ira Rosofsky Author of Nasty, Brutish, and Long: Adventures in Old Age and the World of Eldercare


Author Ira Rosofsky


About Ira Rosofsky

Ira Rosofsky is a psychologist and writer with years of experience on the front lines of eldercare in a variety of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the City College of New York with a degree in philosophy. His PhD is from the University of Chicago, and he has taught at Mount Holyoke College and the Smith College School of Social Work. His writing has appeared in publications as varied as The New York Times, the Village Voice, the Advocate Weekly of New England, and Cobblestone Publishing's magazines for children. He has also been the editor of several newsletters for his professional colleagues, including Behavior Today, Psychotherapy Today, and Practice Management Monthly.

Aside from being a provider of eldercare services, he experienced the consumer side during years of caregiving for his own parents, and has had his own medical adventures as the survivor of a rare tumor.

He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children.