A former care home assistant who attacked a resident living with dementia while drunk has been jailed for 26 months.
Paul Bailey, who worked at HC-One’s Acacia Care Home was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court, the Derby Telegraph reported.
The court heard how in the summer of 2020 Ms Bailey pulled and then tried to hide a clump of hair from a resident’s scalp after drinking two bottles of wine.
A colleague found Ms Bailey unconscious from drink in a chair in the room of her victim who had suffered “skin loss to her forehead and a laceration to her lip”.
The attack took place just weeks after Ms Bailey had attacked her mother in the same way.
Both victims have sadly since passed away from other causes.
Sentencing Ms Bailey, Judge Steven Coupland, said: “What you did was inexplicable, each of the assaults was unprovoked and on an elderly and vulnerable victim who was in your care.”
A spokesperson for the home said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone living in our homes are our highest priorities, and we will always act to protect them.
“This individual’s behaviour goes against everything we stand for as an organisation. When the incident was discovered in 2020, we took immediate action to contact the appropriate authorities, suspend the individual, investigate and terminate their employment.
“This historic situation in no way represents the care provided at the home today, or the kindness and compassion of our team. The home remains committed to ensuring all colleagues uphold the high standards of care that residents expect and deserve. We have a zero-tolerance approach to unacceptable behaviour and will always take swift and comprehensive action against any individual that breaches the trust placed in them.”