A care worker has been jailed for 10 months for causing an 93-year-old woman, who later died, to choke by not feeding her properly.
Katherine Latham, 63, of Railway Road, Downham, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday to be sentenced of ill-treatment or neglect under the Mental Capacity Act.
She was convicted of the offence following a trial in October.
The court heard that Latham had used a syringe to feed the woman, who had dementia, pureed food at the Amberley Hall care home in Lynn on October 15 last year.
The resident should have been fed using a spoon in order to minimise the risk of her choking.
However, she subsequently developed breathing problems and was taken to hospital, where she died two days later.
However, following the sentencing hearing, police stressed that the woman’s death was not caused by Latham’s actions.