AN assistant at an East Kilbride nursing home has been ordered to carry out 200 of hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order after being convicted of assaulting an 86-year-old resident.
Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that Cecilia Brady had been along with another carer, assisting the man in his room at the residential home on the early evening of 24 May 2014.
Due to the limited mobility of the elderly man they were using a metal frame and harness known as a Stand Aid.
Brady lost her temper and initially slapped the man, then slapped him again, she then pulled the Stand Aid back, then pushed it forward striking the man on the head.
Speaking following sentencing today, Ruth McQuaid Procurator Fiscal, Summary, West of Scotland, said: “There is no excuse for such behaviour, especially from a woman who has been entrusted with the care of some of the more elderly members of our community.
“Thankfully the majority of individuals in this vital caring profession provide an excellent service, treating their residents with the care and dignity they deserve.
“We would like to assure the elderly, their families, friends and in the fact the public in general that the very small minority who commit such crimes are brought swiftly to justice and face the consequences of their actions. “