A care institution in Boliqueime is being investigated after the son of an elderly resident filmed his 86 year old mother in bed, covered in ants.
Sadly, Florinda Queiroz, 86, died a month after this episode at Lar da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Boliqueime was filmed, in July.
Florinda's son accuses the institution of mistreatment. "I noticed a lack of care when she first entered the institution. When I went to visit her she was covered in ants and I alerted the home, but they did nothing", said João Queiroz.
The home have opened a disciplinary process to find out "those responsible for this unacceptable situation" and guarantees that it will be "relentless in punishment".