Police are investigating the death of an elderly woman at a controversy-plagued aged care home in Perth’s western suburbs.
The death of the 89-year-old on Tuesday follows a police investigation earlier this year into allegations of abuse of residents and two other deaths.
In January, the Regis aged care facility in Nedlands was investigated over multiple allegations of physical abuse of residents by staff.
During that investigation two residents died, and the Major Crime squad was brought in.
While that investigation found no evidence of criminality, the national aged care regulator imposed sanctions over what it described as “immediate and severe” risks to residents.
Major Crime have now returned to Regis after the death of the 89-year-old this week.
WA Police said officers were making inquiries to determine the cause and circumstances of her death.
A spokeswoman said Regis had offered its condolences to the family for the loss of their loved one, and the family had asked for privacy.
She said Regis would assist authorities with their investigation and would make no further comment at this time.