This is my father in law, we need to go away for about a week to get our car. We need to get car in NJ, problem is we live in Nevada. We intend to get car and drive it home. We assume this will take us 5 days total. Can we leave Dad alone? He is 89 years old, memory is not that great anymore. I told my husband I can find care for his father because he is on Medicaid easy. My husband is very confident that his father can take care of the house, himself, and the cats. His memory is not the greatest now. We do have nurses coming in 3 times a week to take care of his needs for 2 hours each, and we are his caretakers. I think we can not do this because of us being the primary caretakers and leaving him alone. So most of his time will be alone, he has life alert, but will we get in trouble for leaving him alone for that amount of time? I think there is a law saying that, and I can't get it in my husband head about that. I hate to say this that my in law will not do what we ask even if it is written down to help him remember. How can I make him understand?