A male nurse made a senior dementia patient go down on all fours and beg him for cigarettes and also forced a 99-year-old female patient to suck his thumb.
Investigations were conducted by the police and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) regarding Andrew James Davis, a 52-year-old registered nurse, at a Bupa-owned aged-care home between 2009 and 2011, regarding his strange behavior with elderly patients.
A colleague had lodged a complaint about Andrew James' behavior while working at the home in Bexley.
During the tribunal hearing Mr Davis said: ''I just thought it was funny. I know it was not appropriate ... I am ashamed of my behaviour.''
The tribunal also concluded he had engaged in ''inappropriate and/or unwelcome conduct of a sexual or harassing nature towards four patients''.