There are many different levels of care and variations within those levels. Caring for your parents and in-laws can involve some or all of these, and you can find yourself going from one level to the next very quickly. Being prepared, knowing when to make a move, and understanding your options will help divert a crisis and ease the transition for all. These levels of care range from assisting your loved ones in their own home to moving them to a skilled nursing facility or nursing home. Safety and appropriateness of care are key.