Apria Delivers Essential Oxygen Equipment to Those Impacted by California Wildfires
As utility companies increasingly cut power to homes and businesses across the state, and select neighborhoods are placed under mandatory evacuation, patients are at risk of going without prescribed oxygen therapy. Given the need to focus attention on patients in these affected neighborhoods, Apria employees have been working around the clock to ensure critical equipment is being delivered to their doorstep. Last week, more than 20,000 oxygen home deliveries were made, and trucks were set up in strategic locations to help distribute oxygen tanks to patients being evacuated from their homes.
“Our employees have been working nonstop, even while some of their own families were without power or had been evacuated from their homes,” said
Apria has a long-standing commitment to supporting its patients during times of need and well-established emergency preparedness protocols in place. In advance of the power outages, local branches have been proactively filling up delivery vans, making calls to distribution centers to make sure adequate inventory is on hand, and individually contacting hundreds of patients to ensure they know what to expect and how Apria is available for support.
Many patients have been frustrated and scared by the power outages and have expressed how relieved they are, knowing Apria will provide personalized care and service during this crisis. “Our patients have been able to stay home and get their equipment delivered instead of having to travel to a local hospital for oxygen,” said
With over 275 local branch offices, Apria stands ready to help serve patients across the entire country. “I am proud that our local teams have the knowledge, experience and dedication to providing outstanding patient care in all types of environments, whether it be hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, earthquakes — or most recently — wildfires,” said
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