In the Home with George are several men as well as women. Two of the men are pretty big. One of these men was in the American navy and speaks with an American accent although he is actually a kiwi. He walks with a walker.
The other man does not have mobility problems. Previously he was a minister in an Anglican Church. He wanders around a lot saying 'Jesus loves you' over and over. Unfortunately he tends to bother women and will often hit them.
Two days ago I saw the navy man had a black eye. I asked him if he had had a fall. He told me no he had been in a fight and I should see the other guy who is now in hospital!
Apparently the minister was hitting a woman. The navy man went over and told him not to hit a woman. The minister turned around and faced up to the navy man. They then got into a fight.
Result: navy man - one black eye, minister - fell and broke his hip.
It is very difficult for caregivers to cope with this sort of happening especially when there may only be one of them on duty.
Thank goodness George was not there. He is not used to aggressive behaviour and would have been shocked had he been there.