Poydras Home's COVID-19 Response

Poydras Home Update to Mask Policy

At this time, masks are not required on Poydras Home’s campus.

Poydras Home monitors the COVID transmission rate through the CDC as required by our licensing agency. Whenever the transmission rate rises to the level of high within the City of New Orleans, Poydras Home visitors and employees must wear masks on our campus until the transmission rate is reduced. Our residents are not required to wear masks as they are considered to be members of a household unit.

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(Photo Credit: The New Orleans Advocate Max Becherer)

A socially-distanced car parade June 15, 2020 allowed residents to safely see their loved ones

Poydras Home Resident Family Car Parade

Dr. Aden A. Burka gives a thumbs-up to residents of Poydras Home during a car parade with their loved ones in New Orleans, La. Monday, June 15, 2020. For three months residents have been visiting family through virtual visits but the drive-thru parade was the first time any kind of organized face-to-face visit was possible. ÒConnection with family is vitally important to the quality of life for our residents,Ó said Poydras Home Chief Executive Officer Erin Kolb of the value of the drive-thru parade.

Poydras Home Reimagined

Green House Project Model Increases Infection Control

In 2022, upon completion of the Poydras Home Reimagined expansion, Poydras Home will become the first organization to build certified Green House Project within the state of Louisiana. The lessons learned of safely weathering a pandemic in a continuing care retirement community have also served to focus our attention on the advantages of the new physical layout of our Green House homes at Poydras Home. This close-knit, smaller scale approach to residential living increases infection control by greatly reducing the number of staff members who support each home, while also reducing the number of residents who live in close proximity to one another. With reduced rotation of staff in and out of each setting, Green House Project care model homes across the nation have had significantly lower COVID-19 infection during the pandemic. Poydras Home enthusiastically embraces this new layer of safety for our residents as we continue to prioritize their health and happiness above all else.

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Read about The Green House Project’s success in limiting COVID within their homes here and explore research conducted by the University of North Carolina published by the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine here.

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