Poydras home’s COVID-19 Response

Poydras Home continues to take every possible step to preserve the health and safety of our residents and employees with daily health screenings and aggressive infection control protocols. All employees have been trained in the correct use of personal protective equipment while providing personal care to residents or preparing food and in proper hand washing techniques of recommended durations. Hard surfaces throughout our campus are sanitized multiple times daily. Poydras Home also provides hand sanitizer stations throughout our campus.

Following the Louisiana Department of Health and CDC mandates, Poydras Home is able to conduct socially distanced outdoor family visits by appointment at this time to limit the spread of COVID-19 among the populations most susceptible to the virus. Additionally Poydras Home strongly discourages our residents from leaving our campus other than for urgent medical appointments. Anyone who does choose to depart, will be subject to a temperature screening and possible additional measures upon returning. Poydras Home residents and staff are additionally following the Louisiana Department of Health protocol of masking and social distancing within our community.

“The health and safety of our resident population is our highest priority. This temporary measure is an important step to do all that we can to continue to protect our residents,” explains CEO Erin Kolb. “All Poydras Home staff will ensure that residents are assisted in communicating with their families during this period. We thank our resident families for their patience during this most unusual circumstance.”

Families requesting appointments to communicate with their loved-one through Skype, FaceTime or another method are asked to reach out to Social Services & Admissions Coordinator Rachel Ducote at rducote@poydrashome.com or 504-897-0535 to schedule resident assistance. While our campus is closed to visitors, family members are asked to please deliver any packages for residents to our loading dock area located on Leontine Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (including weekends). Please call our receptionist to let us know you intend to deliver a package and then utilize the doorbell at this entrance to call an employee to receive your package and deliver it directly to your loved-one.

Watch three TV appearances in which Poydras Home continues to advocate for our residents to be able to reconnect with family safely during the pandemic. WDSU TV: New Orleans nursing home says COVID-19 restrictions causing depression and anxiety in residentsWWL TV: ‘It is miserable’ New Orleans nursing home residents want family visits; WGNO TV: Nursing home residents miss family visits

Watch Poydras Home CEO Erin Kolb on WDSU-TV stressing the importance of COVID-19 testing to keep our community safe. WDSU TV: Mandatory COVID-19 testing at nursing homes yields surprising results in New Orleans

Watch WDSU TV’s Heath Allen attend the Poydras Home Resident Family Car Parade held on June 15, 2020.

Watch WGNO TV’s Rachael O’Neil share in the Poydras Home Resident Family Car Parade held on June 15, 2020.

See Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate photos of Poydras Home’s Resident Family Car Parade held on June 15, 2020.