Grandmother, 80, had broken ribs from nursing home assault

Martha Dapontes, 80, suffered injuries from three 'unwitnessed falls' during her time at the St Vincent’s Care Services in Mitchelton, Brisbane

Martha Dapontes, 80, suffered injuries from three 'unwitnessed falls' during her time at the St Vincent’s Care Services in Mitchelton, Brisbane

A grandmother living in an upmarket nursing home suffered multiple injuries in her short time staying in the home.

In one incident 80-year-old Martha Dapontes was assaulted by another resident in the nursing home and left with broken ribs.

Ms Dapontes also suffered injuries from three 'unwitnessed falls' during her time at the St Vincent’s Care Services in Mitchelton, Brisbane, the Courier Mail reported.

Her daughter, Alexandra Dapontes, told the Courier Mail that her late mother had been terrified after a male resident who suffered from dementia attacked her.

'Mum was really traumatised,' Ms Dapontes 

'They weren’t watching out for her.' 

The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner is now investigating the aged care home, which installed security cameras in the aftermath of the attack.

There was enough evidence found to support the claims of assault, a draft decision issued by the Commissioner found.

'Your mother was pushed to the ground by another resident after she was speaking loudly and in very close proximity to him,' it stated.  

'The service acknowledged your mother was pushed on August 11, 2017 by a male resident of the dementia ward.'

The draft also acknowledged that Ms

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