Awards & Affiliations
Poydras Home is proudly affiliated with the following organizations and works closely with them to provide ongoing superior care and amenities for the wonderful people who live here and their loved ones.
Poydras Home is proud to have earned the certification of being a Great Place To Work. After completing a research-backed survey process to quantify the current state of our workplace culture as compared to the best in the nation, the responses of our own employees qualified Poydras Home as a Great Place To Work. Poydras Home invests in retaining our high quality work force with competitive benefits and opportunities for continuing education. Our employees are who makes Poydras Home such a special place for our residents. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. Using their flagship Trust Index employee survey to quantify our culture and validate our employee experience, Poydras Home earned the only Great Place to Work certification in the category of Aging Services in the state of Louisiana.
In 2013, Poydras Home was recognized as a Platinum Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. Platinum is the highest level of recognition. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. For more information on the Fit-Friendly Worksites initiative stop by Poydras Home or visit www.aha.org.
Poydras Home is an active member of both the national and regional Leading Age organizations. Staff members attend educational conferences offered by Leading Age and have been awarded the regional Caring Hands award. Poydras Home served as a site visit for the 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo held in New Orleans. Poydras Home COO Erin Kolb was selected in 2018 to participate in the Larry Minnix Leadership Academy through LeadingAge, a year-long leadership development program designed to enhance the leadership skills and core competencies of nonprofit leaders in the aging industry. leadingage.org
Poydras Home and the New Orleans chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association have a long-standing relationship. Poydras Home staff has served on the local Advisory Council and both participate in and sponsor/exhibit at the Annual Memory Walk. Poydras Home has been instrumental in presenting education series and offering monthly support groups on our campus in conjunction with the Association in an effort to educate and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s. alz.org
Poydras Home is an education site for the licensed practical nursing students from Delgado School of Nursing. Students receive hands-on training in caring for the geriatric population and their needs. Residents and students both enjoy the experience! dcc.edu
Poydras Home is partnered with the LSU School of Psychiatry to provide on-site psychosocial, supportive, and education services for residents and families. lsu.edu