Maggots in the mouth case demonstrates our elderly are at risk of horrific neglect.

Maggots in the mouth case demonstrates our elderly are at risk of horrific neglect.

RECENT revelations that a woman was found with maggots in her mouth the day before she died at a Raymond Terrace nursing home have demonstrated that some of our community’s most vulnerable are still subject to “horrific neglect,” with experts agreeing the current accreditation process for aged care facilities is flawed.

We need a royal commission.

Dr Bernoth said many aged care facilities were “fantastic”, but the current accreditation system did not celebrate those, or highlight the ones doing poorly.