A West Yorkshire care home worker spat in the face of an elderly resident saying, "she'll learn now, she'll never spit at me again," a court has heard.
Hope Young, 18, is accused of ill-treating Margaret Castleton at the Green View House care home, in Huddersfield, as well as others in her care.
Young is on trial at Leeds Crown Court along with two of her former colleagues at the home for elderly men and women, many of whom had dementia problems.
The jury was told how she is alleged to have spat at Mrs Castleton, who was in her 80s, after the resident wiped saliva onto her.
Mark Senior, 28, of Manchester Road, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, denies 10 counts of ill-treating or neglecting persons who lack mental capacity. Young, of Pennine View, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, denies eight similar charges.
The third defendant, Louise Dent, 24, of Greenlea Court, Dalton, Huddersfield, denies one count of the same charge. The home has now closed, the court heard. The trial continues.