The London Police Service has now gotten involved in a disturbing case of elder abuse at a local long-term care home.
Thursday morning, police confirmed that the Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care has contacted them.
“Today we received a complaint from Mount Hope in regards to elder abuse which will be reviewed and investigated by members of our sexual assault and child abuse section, which is also responsible for investigating any elder abuse allegations,” said Cst. Melissa Duncan.
She says that the investigation is in its early stages.
“We haven’t even been able to gather preliminary information on our end yet as we just received this complaint,” she said. “There’s a process that follows with the London Police and we have specific members that are responsible and trained to investigate elder abuse investigations. If that’s what comes out of this alleged complaint, then they will take over the investigation.”
Former nurse Susan Muzylowsky was suspended from her position nearly two years ago after two staff members came forward with allegations of abuse.
She then admitted to a disciplinary panel that she had sexually, verbally, and physically abused 19 patients over the course of an eight month period.
Just yesterday, a publication ban was lifted on the name of centre where the abuse took place.
Muzylowsky resigned from the College of Nurses of Ontario last December.