Aged care worker arrested over sickening attack on elderly patient

An employee has been accused of assaulting a resident at an aged care facility on Sydney’s northern beaches.

A 35-year-old man was arrested in Wheeler Heights about 2pm on Wednesday after allegedly assaulting an 82-year-old man at an aged care facility on Sydney Road, Seaforth.

Police allege the man entered the room of a patient on a number of occasions.

The man was charged with two counts of common assault (DV) and use of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

An aged care worker has been charged with assaulting an eldery patient at a facility on Sydney's northern beaches.
The employee has been accused of assaulting a resident at an aged care facility on Sydney’s northern beaches. Image: NSW Police
An aged care worker has been charged with assaulting an eldery patient at a facility on Sydney's northern beaches.
The man was charged with two counts of common assault (DV) and use of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. Image: NSW Police

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear at Manly Local Court on Tuesday.

Elder abuse can take various forms such as physical, psychological, emotional, or financial abuse, Superintendent David Darcy from Northern Beaches Police Area Command said.

“These vulnerable people need the communities help to be their voice.

“To see an elderly man treated in this way is disgraceful,” Superintendent Darcy said.

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