Two staff at an HC-One care home in Kirkcaldy have been arrested for assault.
A Police Scotland statement says that the local Kirkcaldy force is investigating the incident, which involved two women aged 57 and 61.
Details of the incident have not been disclosed, but relatives were told that the attack was reported by other staff at the Chapel Level home last week.
The home has beds for 60 residents requiring dementia, nursing and residential care.
HC-One immediately suspended the staff members, and said it is deeply concerned by the allegations. “The health, safety and wellbeing of the residents we support are our top priorities,” a spokesperson for the operator said.
“Following serious allegations being brought to our attention, we acted immediately to suspend the staff members involved and inform all appropriate authorities.
“We are deeply concerned by these allegations, which go against everything we stand for as an organisation.
“We are working closely with the police and all relevant authorities to investigate what has taken place.
“We will always act to protect individuals in our care, and do not tolerate the type of behaviour which is alleged to have occurred.”