An elderly man was allegedly slapped by an employee at a nursing home in Strathfield.
Police allege the 90-year-old man was attacked at about 6:30pm while he was lying down in his bed at the home on Meredith Street last Thursday.
The 59-year-old woman was arrested on Monday morning and the police are investigating the matter.
The woman, from Yenora was taken to Auburn Police Station where she was charged with assault.
She was granted conditional bail and will appear in Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 12 August 2014.