VULNERABLE residents were pushed, slapped and ridiculed by employees at a city care home for more than a year, the Evening Times can reveal.

At the Arcadia Gardens facility in Bridgeton, OAPs had their food eaten by staff and one woman had her breasts photographed.

Aneta Lugowska took the picture of the elderly woman’s breasts and showed it to a colleague when she worked at the home run by HC-One.

The woman was also reprimanded by the social services council for laughing at another resident’s private parts, and failing to report “serious physical abuse” by colleagues to officials.

The incidents, which happened between February 2-15 and March 2016 included one man being slapped on the head and told to “move”, and another time being shoved by a carer.

Another resident’s ears were flicked by a cruel member of staff at the facility on Kerr Drive.

The social care council board told Aneta Lugowska she had exploited a resident’s vulnerability for her own amusement, and put them at risk of harm.

She had had a waning put on her record for 18 months, and will have to undergo training within two months.

A spokesperson from HC-One said: “ Our staff were shocked and saddened to hear of the alleged incidents and acted immediately to ensure all Residents felt safe. All allegations were investigated fully and the appropriate action was taken with the staff involved.

“We kept Residents’ relatives informed throughout the investigation as well as the local authority and the regulator.

“The health and safety of our Residents is our number one priority. Safeguarding training is compulsory for all of our staff and we have a dedicated whistleblowing line for those wishing to raise concerns about the home. Staff practice is reviewed regularly by the Home Manager who also has an open door policy to ensure that Residents receive the kindest care in a safe and comfortable environment.”