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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:43:21 AM
I'm having a very sad day today. The sister of a good friend of mine was murdered yesterday. She was a home health care worker checking up on a patient when something went very wrong and he stabbed her to death. She was only 25 years old and a very sweet girl. The man who did it has a criminal history, but the health care company was never told about it.

This is such a senseless and tragic loss, and I feel so bad for my friend.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:48:19 AM
I am so so sorry. That's awful.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:54:06 AM
How tragic. I am SO sorry. That is just awful. Sending you big hugs.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:54:26 AM
Oh my goodness, I am so sorry!!!


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Posted: 12/12/2012 10:03:36 AM
I am so sorry. I was a home health worker in the past. Very scary.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 10:05:04 AM
OMG. I am so sorry. What a tragic sad thing to happen. You never think about the safety issues with that type of position.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 11:26:41 AM
Oh that is terrible! I am do very sorry.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 11:33:37 AM
I am so sorry, that is tragic and senseless.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 11:40:34 AM
So sorry. That is terrible!

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Posted: 12/12/2012 11:44:31 AM
That's really awful I'm so sorry for you and your friend. What a waste of a young life...


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Posted: 12/12/2012 11:45:44 AM
I am so sorry for your tragic loss and I hope that he is dealt with so he can never do this again.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 12:23:57 PM
oh that's terrible!! I have no words, I feel so bad for her sister and family. what a horrible loss.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 12:31:38 PM
hugs and prayers...so sorry to hear of this...


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Posted: 12/12/2012 12:31:58 PM
hugs and prayers...so sorry to hear of this...


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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:39:48 PM
That's terrible.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:43:38 PM
That's senseless and awful. I'm so sorry.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:45:18 PM
So very tragic. Wishing peace and comfort for your friend, her family and you too!


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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:46:36 PM
I'm sorry -- that is awful.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:47:16 PM
Sending P and PT thoughts to your friend's sister's family. RIP.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:48:07 PM
That is terrible. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:48:20 PM
I am so very sorry. That is a horrible thing. A neighbor of mine was a social worker who would do home visits as well. They always went in pairs for that very reason.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 2:01:55 PM
That is just heart breaking to hear, so sorry for the loss of your friend's sister. So tragic.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 2:16:31 PM
OMG! How horrible! I'm so sorry!


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Posted: 12/12/2012 2:57:24 PM
How horrible...I am so sorry

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Posted: 12/12/2012 3:36:58 PM
That is so tragic indeed. Memory Eternal.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 3:58:07 PM
What a devastating loss. I'm so sorry.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 4:05:31 PM
Thank you, everyone. It's been a hard day, and it means a lot to read your kind words.

The really sad thing is that my friend's sister had put in her last report (after previously visiting the man who killed her) that he made her feel uncomfortable and she felt she should be accompanied by another worker when she visited him. Somehow, she ended up going alone again, and now we know how unfortunate that was.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 4:34:52 PM
Oh goodness, I just saw this on the news, didn't realize it was local. I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to her family.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 4:35:28 PM
I am so sorry that is just heartbreaking


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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:30:05 AM
I am so sorry for your loss . Truly horrible


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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:45:09 AM
I'm very sorry. How tragic, and possibly preventable.

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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:53:52 AM
I am sorry for your loss.

And this is scary as I am a home health care worker.

I know our company does background checks on us, I wonder if it is required of our clients?

Most of our clients are senior citizens.

Where did this happen? I also just read your last post. I know that our company, (which is the top, (or so we are told), in Berks County, Pennsylvania), out of 37 home health care companies), and if we had stated something like your friends' sister did, it would have been looked into immediately.

I hate to say it, but I hope your friend turns around and sues her sister's employer because of this situation.


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Posted: 12/13/2012 7:26:44 AM
That is horrible. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Posted: 12/13/2012 7:29:24 AM
Truly tragic...I'm sorry for your loss.


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Posted: 12/13/2012 8:45:59 AM

This happened in central Florida. The man who did it is 53.

From what I've heard since the initial report (where it said she'd expressed reservations about going back to his house alone) is that the company denies she ever said that. They are probably afraid of being sued for not taking her claim seriously.

Be very careful when you go on your visits. It's not worth taking chances.
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