Mary B wrote:
When my Aunt was in a nursing home they would bring the Eucharist daily after Mass (it was a Catholic nursing home) and once I did receive when I was with her. And it was very nice because I really needed the Lord at that time. I was my Aunt's legal guardian and it was a very trying time. I truly felt as though the Lord was coming to me. I was thankful Sister offered me the Eucharist.
I didn't want to get into all the P's and Q's, but yes, in my case, family members present and visiting the patient were also permitted to receive -- the concern was that health care providers would keep an eye out for EMHC's, and use them as a sort of "Sunday Mass obligation substitute".
I have someplace the instructions I drew up, and the pastor approved, for our people. If anyone wants a copy drop me an e-mail.
In all charity, I might remind all to consider that the right to establish these particular guidelines falls largely within the domain of the diocesan bishop; that is to say, what's fine in one diocese might be right out of the question in another. Although the offer here is made in good faith, and may be legitimate in one or more dioceses, the proper course of action would more likely be to contact the Liturgy office of your diocese and ask what particular guidelines they've established for the situation in question.