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‘Zero tolerance for abuse of our residents:’ LTC home responds to PSW’s voyeurism charge

'No person should be exposed to treatment that places one person’s worth above another’s:' OPP spokesperson
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A personal support worker charged with voyeurism at a long-term care home in Guelph/Eramosa is no longer an employee after being accused of taking intimate images of a vulnerable resident.

“We have zero tolerance for abuse of our residents of any kind, and we are committed to doing everything within our power to protect them,” said Eden House Care Facility’s administrator Lisa Holisek. 

Eden House Care Facility is a LTC home just outside Eden Mills.

Holisek said upon becoming aware of the allegation, the facility immediately commenced an investigation and notified the  Ontario Provincial Police  and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Wellington OPP media officer Joshua Cunningham confirmed that the OPP began the investigation early September after reports alleged that a PSW had taken intimate images of a vulnerable resident.

The result of the investigation led to Kyla Elizabeth Skjonsby, a 22-year-old from Cambridge being charged with voyeurism and distributing voyeurism material. 

“Any time someone intentionally takes something from someone else, whether that’s property or dignity, It is serious,” said Cunningham.

“No person should be exposed to treatment that places one person’s worth above another’s."

Holisek said the facility continues to work with the resident and the resident’s family to ensure that they are supported. 

Skjonsby is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice in Guelph on Oct. 29.


Anam Khan

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Anam Khan is a journalist who covers numerous beats in Guelph and Wellington County that include politics, crime, features, environment and social justice
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