An aged care worker has been stood down as police launch an investigation into allegations a 100-year-old resident at The Villa, Saint Hilarion aged care facility in the suburb of Fulham, 8km west of Adelaide CBD was assaulted.
In a statement, the organisation’s CEO Dr Carol Davy said it took such allegations seriously.
“The alleged offender was removed from the workplace immediately and has been stood down while the investigation proceeds,” she said.
South Australia Police attended the facility after the alleged assault was reported.
“About 3.30pm on Friday 2 July, western district patrols were called to a Fulham aged-care facility in regards to allegations of an assault,” a police spokeswoman said. “The investigation is ongoing.”
The victim’s son, Paul Bratovic, told 7NEWS his mother was “dragged and thrown around like a rag doll”.
“She had her nightie ripped off her … I saw her last night (Friday night), and she’s got bruises on her arms, so she’s actually been pulled or dragged as well,” Mr Bratovic said.
The Not For Profit Society of Saint Hilarion said it had notified the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission of the incident.