Hurricane Dorian Preparedness

Orchid is actively monitoring the continued path of Hurricane Dorian and is taking actions to prepare for the storm making landfall this weekend. Hurricane Dorian is predicted to significantly impact Florida and the southeastern coastline. Our priorities are the safety of our employees and infrastructure, and meeting the needs of our clients and injured employees. Orchid’s office will remain open as long as conditions are safe for our employees. In the event that we must close, we will have on-call, remote care coordinators to assist clients and injured employees. However, there is a potential for power outages throughout central Florida. Therefore, clients may experience delays in service due to power outages.

Orchid is taking the following actions to prepare for possible service outages:

  • Designated on-call care coordinators to assist injured employee and clients in the event of office closure.
  • DME orders scheduled for delivery during the storm will be verified as delivered or confirmed as non-urgent. For non-urgent supplies, delivery will be rescheduled.
  • We are monitoring home health services to help ensure that necessary care is provided throughout the storm.
  • Services such as diagnostic imaging and physical therapy that may be non-essential will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • Injured employees with transportation or language services appointments will be rescheduled for after the storm has subsided.

For clients and injured employees located in areas that may be affected by the storm, we hope that you remain safe and incur minimal damage.