Long-term care home worker charged with assaulting 87-year-old resident

A 25-year-old Ottawa woman has been charged with assault after relatives of an 87-year-old resident in a long-term care home noticed bruising and installed a camera in the room. (Stu Mills/CBC  - image credit)
A 25-year-old Ottawa woman has been charged with assault after relatives of an 87-year-old resident in a long-term care home noticed bruising and installed a camera in the room. (Stu Mills/CBC - image credit)

A personal support worker at a long-term care home in Ottawa has been charged with assault after an alleged incident involving an 87-year-old resident.

The charge against a 25-year-old Ottawa woman was laid after relatives of the alleged victim noticed "unexplained bruising" and installed a camera in the elderly resident's room, Ottawa police said in a news release issued Thursday.

Relatives reviewed the footage and contacted police on March 28.

The 25-year-old woman appeared in court on Wednesday, police said.

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