"There are four kinds of people in the world: those who are currently caregivers, those who have been caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers."
"Caregivers have servants’ hearts. I think we always should understand that they have that ability to help another person."
"Right now, we see the elderly as a problem. Why don’t we look at the elderly as a resource?"
"I’ll often spend just as much time talking with the patient as I will with the family as a whole."
"Start a conversation with your parents about what they envision their later decades to be like."
"I think it’s important to take [older people] out and let them make a noise in the middle of a concert."
"A lot of the expectation is intertwined with what we call “filial piety,” the Confucian ideal that really dictates each child’s obligatory responsibility to take care of their parents when they grow old."
"One of the most powerful, helpful things that a church — or any organization can do — is connect people who’ve had common experiences."
"If you’re too rich to be poor — and too poor to be rich — you’re in a no-man’s land."
"Caregivers are not sick. They don’t want sick time. They don’t want unpaid sick leave."