A heartbroken daughter has spoken out following an alleged attack on her elderly father in a care home in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
David Nabulsi’s daughter, Ayda Celine, set up a hidden camera capturing the 82-year-old being beaten with a shoe and falling from his bed.
Mr Nabulsi, who suffers from advanced dementia, was placed in an aged care home by his family to ensure he had around the clock care, putting their trust in the hands of nurses.
But police allege that trust was breached by Parakash Paudyal, 35, in the most callous manner.
“The pain that he would have been through and he was so helpless that he couldn’t even call out for help and even if he did no one came to his aid,” Ms Celine told 7 News.
She installed the camera after finding dark bruising on his legs and noticing changes in his mood.
“I wanted people to look after him as if he was their own father,” she said.
Footage captured shows a relentless attack on her vulnerable father.
At one stage he cowers before being hit with a shoe as his shirt is ripped from his back.
Bupa’s chief of staff, Tony Forster, addressed media on Thursday over the incident.
“In no way do we condone or accept this behaviour,” he said before declining to comment further.
Ms Celine was evidently unimpressed with Forsters response as she stood with reporters.
“No apology no nothing just walked away,” she said.
Bupa has since fired parakash Paudyad, but this wasn’t the only facility he worked at. He was also employed part time at a nursing home in Wheeler Heights.
He was arrested in the middle of a shift there on Tuesday.
The RSL run home says there’s no evidence he acted inappropriately while there yet police are investigating.
“It’s the bravery and the resciliance of victims that see us reduce this type of offence,” Detective Acting Inspector Guy Magee said.
For now, Mr Nabulsi remains in the Bupa home. His daughter fears the impact moving him would have on his health.
“My whole life is being there with him because I just don’t want anything else to happen to him,” she said.