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NSW aged care worker charged with assault

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CCTV footage from a NSW nursing home captured the alleged abuse by staff of an 82-year-old resident. Photo: ABC
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An aged care worker has been charged after allegedly assaulting an elderly man at a facility on Sydney’s northern beaches.

It is alleged the worker pulled at the 82-year-old man’s shirt, and used a shoe to hit him repeatedly.

Police have released footage of the alleged incident.

The 35-year-old male employee was yesterday charged with two counts of common assault (domestic violence), and using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Police alleged the man entered the elderly patient’s room on multiple occasions between August 26 and August 29.

The worker was granted conditional bail and is expected to appear at Manly Local Court on September 11.

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,” he said.