Whether faced with an injury, illness or loneliness, the goal is the same: to provide a loved one with a comfortable, considerate environment. But according to the AARP, four out of 10 family caregivers are not prepared to take on the role when the time comes.

Caregiving is complicated. It promises difficult conversations and difficult decisions, whether learning about your own next steps in life or those of your parents. On the page below is a profile of a local resource to help you navigate the waters of providing for your loved ones at any stage.