take patients, no matter how in need, into our homes, crosses the line.
These are adults who are in a bad spot, but a call to social services, and then following up to make sure that they were taken care of, is an appropriate level of caring.
To be quite honest, and maybe it is my cynical side coming out, but it sounds like these people are playing (or maybe preying) on this person's misplaced good intentions.
I think that learning to maintain a healthy professional distance is key. My patients have my complete attention when I am there, but when I am not, my family and friends are front and center.