Jenna M. Boyle, 23, a caregiver who abandoned her job and left the 92-year-old man. She hired to look after Harold Longley, 92, because he had to spend hours alone. Nevertheless, she was sick of dealing with him so she left him by just writing a note.
Longley’s wife returned home shocked because Boyle had left her post. Then she found the young woman’s distressing note.
The old man needs around the clock care after suffering two strokes so Boye could have called or sent a text message to Longley’s wife before leaving him. His life was in danger during his abandonment.
Longley’s wife picked up the note; written on stationary with a blue star with red streamers, and read:
“I want to apologize for leaving this way, but I feel I can no longer care for Harold. I do not know if you’ve heard anything back from the insurance company or not, but I think they are going to find that I’m not technically certified. I was under the impression that MetLife was a private insurance company. But I think it’s part of Medicare-paid which I’m not certified to work under Medicaid/Medicare paid programs right now.
“Also, I really feel like I need this time to get working on my service hours. I don’t want to do this and again, I apologize.”
Boyle signed the note and adds a postscript which reads:
“Harold ate his lunch good, and I gave him his breathing treatment and Jeveity. He is good until 4:00.”
Barbara Longley, Harold’s wife, is upset that Boyle did not consult a nurse or anyone before she left. She loves her husband so she called her husband’s nurse first. She told Mrs. Longley to call the police because what Boyle did was criminal.
Even though Mrs. Longley does not want to get Boyle in trouble, she had to look after her husband’s safety. She also does not want Boyle to have an opportunity to harm others again.
Sheriff David Gould says Boyle, of Fulton, is facing a charge of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person.
Boyle was arrested at the Cayuga County Public Safety Building on March 23rd.