Helen Taylor, Corporate Director for Health and Adult Services at North Yorkshire County Council, said:
“North Yorkshire County Council investigated the allegations of abuse at Beechwood care home through North Yorkshire’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults procedures, working closely with North Yorkshire Police.
"We take all such allegations extremely seriously and investigate rigorously, as the protection of vulnerable adults is a top priority for the county council.”
– Helen Taylor, Corporate Director for Health and Adult Services at North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire Police say a former carer who has been convicted of verbally abusing a patient committed a "despicable crime".
John Waite, 52, verbally abused a resident suffering from dementia at a nursing home in Northallerton in 2011. He was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and fined £750 at Teesside Crown Court.
After the sentencing, Detective Constable Rich Hampson said: "This is a despicable crime which involves some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
"We want the case very much to highlight that if people are out there committing this sort of crime that we are determined to bring them to justice."
A former carer has been convicted of verbally abusing a patient at a care home in North Yorkshire.
John Waite, from Thirsk, allegedly abused a resident suffering from dementia at a nursing home in Northallerton in 2011. The 52-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of ill treatment and wilful neglect at Teesside Crown Court.
Mr Waite, who has been told he can never work with vulnerable people again, was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and fined £750.