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  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Dec 20, 2012

    Suspecting the caregiver without a specific reason is jumping the gun.


    Not it is not. The truth is the truth. Why was she and him in his state applying for a marriage license? I guess you never thought of that.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Dec 20, 2012

    She will be charged with kidnapping. Family keep a better check on your love ones. Don't totally trust the caretakers even if you have done a back-ground check.

  • Karmageddon Dec 20, 2012

    How many caregivers drive Mercedes? Better check the man's finances

  • Iconoclast Dec 20, 2012

    Unless there is a credible reason to suspect the caregiver, I would be more inclined to think something may have happened to both of them. Was the car wrecked and out of sight of the road? Were they both kidnapped, carjacked or attacked in some way? Suspecting the caregiver without a specific reason is jumping the gun.

  • cushioncritter Dec 20, 2012

    First "kidnapping" was applied to one spouse disobeying a judge in a custody dispute situation. Now it is being used where one caregiver has a dispute with another, perhaps where one caregiver would like to do a DNR to get assets before the patient can accumulate so much Medicaid time in a facility that when the house is sold after the patients death, the state gets everything (Federal law requires states to recoup Medicaid costs to the maximum possible after death).

    Not sure about NC law, but in FL if one sees nursing home abuse, you are to call 911, but if the LEO takes the nursing homes side on arrival, the whistle blower is taken to jail for a "false report".

    I've had to do a "discharge against medical advice" to get someone out of a bad rehab center that wanted to keep the patient as long a Medicare would keep paying. Just glad a greedy sibling didn't block that and get me charged with "kidnapping".

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  • Dale Dec 20, 2012

    I'm hoping this is a misunderstanding of some sort and they are both found safe.

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