Poydras Home's COVID-19 Response

As a healthcare facility under the direction of the Louisiana Department of Health, Poydras Home’s mask mandate for all visitors and employees, regardless of vaccination status, is still in place both indoors and outdoors on our campus. 

Poydras Home families and friends are free to visit at anytime. However, visitors are still required to adhere to certain guidelines to maintain a safe environment for our residents.

  1. All visitors must complete the pre-screen questionnaire at the reception desk including a temperature scan. Any visitor who has had a known exposure or has tested positive within the last 14 days should not visit for at least 10 days.
  2. Despite our extremely high vaccination status among our staff and residents, we ask that you remain mindful of the vulnerability of our residents and refrain from visiting if you are feeling sick in any way.
  3. All visitors (ages 2+) must wear masks throughout their visit regardless of vaccination status.
  4. All indoor visits must take place inside the resident room. Visitors are not allowed to visit in common areas, attend activity programs or enter the dining rooms.
  5. For the safety of all residents, we ask that visitors refrain from interacting with other residents and go only to and from your loved one’s room.
  6. Visitors should continue to practice hand hygiene before and after each visit and practice social distancing throughout the visit.
  7. Physical contact is permitted.

It is important to note that these guidelines will be in effect regardless of any outbreak in our community or parish. Visits will be allowed even if your loved one is on transmission-based precautions/quarantine as long as you can voice awareness of the potential risk of exposure and wear appropriate PPE.

Poydras Home residents and staff were able to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine administered by CVS Pharmacy on our campus as early as December 30, 2020 followed by two additional on site vaccination clinics and a vaccination booster clinic on our campus in October 2021.

All eligible employees of Poydras Home are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted to continue their employment at Poydras Home.

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

Poydras Home Resident Family Car 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.

Learn More From Our Announcement Video

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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