Apria works ‘day and night’ in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13, 2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Since Hurricane Matthew made landfall, local teams at Apria Healthcare have worked day and night to deliver ventilators and respiratory equipment to hundreds of patients in Charleston, Savannah, Myrtle Beach and Florence in South Carolina, as well as Fayetteville, Wilmington and Greenville in North Carolina. “It has been truly inspiring to see our teams and community in action during this difficult and tragic time,” said Chad Rickman, market vice president in North Carolina and South Carolina, in a release. “We have a serious ‘all hands on deck’ situation here, and every single member of these branches—from technicians, to sales representatives, respiratory therapists and branch managers—have gone to tremendous lengths to stay on the ground and deliver what is needed.” In August, Apria employees contacted more than 700 patients and travelled through dangerous weather to successfully deliver equipment to hundreds of displaced families due to flooding in Louisiana.



This is not the truth that Apria worked day and night, at least in my 72 year old mothers town. Apria in Melbourne Florida closed up 2 days prior to the hurricane hitting shore and when she called to request she was told they will not be delivering any oxygen to her and that she would just have to call 911. She could even evacaute because she did not have enough oxygen to go anywhere.

They never called my mother, they never came out and they never called  her once the storm threat was over.

I guess they didn't think the people in Florida needed it as much as the Carolina's. If I am wrong someone please explain why my mother had to fear for her life. She called the local police fire and ambulance and they were limited in Oxygen Supplies.