This was and still is aloud!!! Special Eucharistic ministers are trained to take the Eucharist home to the sick. But that is their job and they know what they are doing. Priest also take the Eucharist to the sick and dying.
I think the point of the OP was that the poster observed the Extraordinary Ministers not being reverent enough to suit her. Th efollowing is the policy for EM's promulgated by the Diocese of Youngstown:http://www.doy.org/guidelines_ministers.asp
The minister who distributes the body of Christ to the people should make eye contact with the communicant and hold the eucharistic bread briefly before the communicant. As states in the "General Instruction of the Roman Missal," the appropriate exchange between the minister and the communicant is "The body of Christ" and "Amen." These words are not to be adapted. The minister then places the eucharistic bread in the communicant's hand or on his or her tongue depending upon the preference of the communicant.
The minister of the cup should make eye contact with the communicant and present the cup. As stated in the "General Instruction of the Roman Missal," the appropriate exchange between the minister and the communicant is "The blood of Christ" and "Amen." These words are not to be adapted. Except for a good reason (a parent holding a child, a person who does not have full use of hands), the minister does not attempt to guide the cup but places it entirely into the hands of the communicant. After the communicant has received, the minister takes the cup, wipes both sides of the rim with the purificator, turns the cup slightly and addresses the next communicant.
From the OP it seems that perhaps the EM did not properly greet the communicant.
As the guidelines point out, if anyone was to take the eucharist to the sick, it should be placed in a pyx (the guidelines even give helpful hints on where to find one!):
Communion should be taken to the sick in an appropriate sacred vessel. A worthy, yet inexpensive, pyx can be purchased at a religious goods store.
So, yes, EMs can take the eucharist to RCs, as well as priests. However the original post was describing something that Dismus felt was irreverence when distributing the eucharist within the church setting.