Joyce Farrow, 90, was left unsupervised so she could tumble out of bed and then crawl naked along the floors of the Dalton unit of Stonedale Lodge, Croxteth, Liverpool.
Staff failed to keep her clean and she was often left hungry and thirsty. The pensioner endured two months of torment before being admitted to a city hospital where she later died.
Judge Mark Brown rounded on BUPA out after a jury at Liverpool Crown Court convicted the home’s manager, Karen Southern, of wilful neglect.
He said: "BUPA hold themselves out as being the leading UK providers of dementia care, and as the home manger you were responsible for the care and well being of residents.
"It is clear from the evidence presented during the trial that the nursing home was run very badly and that there was a great deal of under-funding and cost cutting. ...read more