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Apria Healthcare responds to wildfires

November 8, 2019HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched a mobilized effort to deliver critical equipment to its patients in California, where wildfires continue to plague much of the state.The provider says its employees have been working around the clock to ensure equipment like oxygen tanks are being delivered. Last week alone, they made more than 20,000 deliveries, with trucks set up in strategic locations to help distribute equipment to patients being evacuated from their homes.“Our employees...

Apria Healthcare, Deliveries, Oxygen, wildfires

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Providers prep for increased power outages

October 4, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

REDDING, Calif. - With the fall wildfire season underway in California, HME providers are making sure their oxygen therapy patients are prepared to be without power more often.For the first time, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and other electric companies say they plan to cut off power to certain areas when the fire risk is deemed high, generally due to high winds.“SoCal has come out and said, 'If we have something that might stress the power lines, we are just shutting...

California, Home Oxygen Equipment, wildfires

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