The judge has called their actions 'degrading, humiliating and bullying'.
Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty was in court.
A spokesperson for Beacon Edge care home which is a private health care run by BUPA said:
Isla Chilton, Senior Crown Prosecutor said:
- William Bowman pleaded guilty to 8 counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity and was found guilty of sexual assault and was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment.
- Claire Strong pleaded guilty to 3 charges of ill-treatment of a person without capacity and was sentenced to one year imprisonment.
- Chevonne Benson pleaded guilty to 10 counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
Three people have been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for multiple incidents of ill-treatment and wilful neglect of elderly residents in a Penrith care home.
William Bowman, aged 22 from Bowscar, near Penrith, was found guilty this week for committing a sexual offence whilst working at Beacon Edge Nursing Home, Penrith. He had previously pleaded guilty to eight counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity. He was sentenced to three and a half years.
Chevonne Benson, aged 23 from Roman Road, Penrith, sentenced to three years for ten counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity.
Claire Strong, aged 21 from Crooklands View, Clifton, Penrith, sentenced to one year for three counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity.
Both women also worked at Beacon Edge Nursing Home and pleaded guilty at an earlier court appearance.
A care home in Tweedbank that provides a specialised service for patients with dementia is to be sold.
Craw Wood Care Home faced closure when Scottish Borders Council cancelled its contract last year.
The home is being sold to Mansfield Care in a move which secures the service for the 13 residents and 30 full and part time staff.
Craw Wood has been providing quality care, primarily for residents with dementia and complex needs, for 18 years and the Eildon Group will continue its work in supporting people across the region through its housing, care and support activities.
Over the past few months the children's care sector has been attracting national headlines for a variety of scandals and failings. But on a local level many care homes have been making a positive impact on children from challenging backgrounds for many years.
Border Life has been looking at one residential facility near Lockerbie that has been transforming young people's futures. In a taste of what you can see in tonight's edition, Fiona Armstrong reports from the headquarters of Common Thread
A care home in Kendal has been heavily criticised by the Care Quality Commission.
Heron Hill provides accommodation and nursing care for up to 86 people. But the CQC is taking enforcement action after finding failings in such areas as cleanliness and infection control, management of medicines and the safety and suitability of the premises.
The home's owners, Abbey Healthcare, have until October the 17th to set out the action they'll take to meet the standards.
A care home in the Borders has been heavily criticised by regulators in three separate reports.
Riverside Healthcare Centre in Selkirk was investigated by the Care Inspectorate following complaints made by a relative of a female resident.
The complaint concerned her end of life care and the use of a scheduled painkiller drug. 9 out of 14 of the relative's complaints were upheld.
A surprise inspection of the Bridge Street home took place in December.
The home provides 24 hour care for up to 45 elderly people.
Inspectors graded Riverside "weak" in quality of care and support and in quality of management and leadership.
A spokesperson at the care home said:
The council hopes the development will encourage social landlords and private developers to build similar schemes.
Building work on the new home would begin next year and be completed in 2016.