Can my father-in-law be put in jail for kicking my mother-in-law in the nursing home?
FIL and MIL share a room at NH. He has a terrible temper (NH knows this very well). He and MIL fight a lot. Usually not physical. We visited for Father's Day and notice a bandage on her leg. We asked her what happened, she didn't remember (Alzheimer's) but he blurted out " I kicked her because I was frustrated. I was mad. I did it on purpose!" We know he lied to NH when it happened. My husband is calling NH social worker tomorrow when she's back from her weekend off. We will not allow him to do this, he's such a big jerk. He refuses to accept she has dementia and gets angry with her when she forgets things.