Ann Marie Smith's carer has been charged over her death.
A woman who cared for Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith, who had a disability, has been charged with manslaughter over her death.
Ms Smith, who suffered from cerebral palsy, died in a hospital in April from septic shock, multiple organ failure, severe pressure sores and malnourishment while under the care of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Police launched their investigation soon after, while the NDIS commissioner has appointed former Federal Court judge Alan Robertson to lead an independent inquiry.
They said Smith, 54, had been spending her days and nights in the same woven cane chair with extremely poor personal hygiene and no nutritional food.
On Thursday, detectives charged a 69-year-old woman with her manslaughter.
She is expected to appear in Adelaide Magistrate's Court on Thursday or Friday.
COVID-19 claims youngest Aussie life.
Australia's youngest coronavirus victim, a man in his 30s, has died in Victoria as the state suffered its worst day, with 725 new cases and 15 fatalities announced on Wednesday.
Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the man was not a healthcare worker, though it has been reported a young trainee doctor is among those fighting for life in intensive care.
"It shouldn't have to get to a tragedy for people to acknowledge that this is a virus that affects everyone," Andrews told reporters.
"It can be deadly and it has been deadly here and around the world in people of all age groups and, indeed, people that are in otherwise good health."