“When first looking for a residence for dad we were looking for the best care to assist dad and our needs. The location was a second consideration. However, after moving dad into Poydras Home, the convenient location was a huge plus. Just being 15 minutes away from home and 10 minutes from my work gave us much ease and comfort. Plus, it allowed for us to visit and spend time with dad more than we initially expected. The convenient location to my place of work also allowed for many visits during lunch hour. When it was realized that mom would require assistance and she opted to move into Poydras Home as well, this helped in us having more time together as a family. Even though they lived in separate sections, this allowed mom independence while providing her a closeness with dad she did not have while living apart. It also helped mom feel more involved in dad’s care since she was on campus and staff would continuously give her updates on his day while she participated in her own activities. In addition, it has helped mom through her grieving process as she has been provided an immediate support group.”
Neil H. Baum, MD
“My mother, Sara Baum, has been a resident of PH since May 2009. While no one enjoys putting their loved one in a nursing home, there couldn’t be a better place for my mother who has Stage 2 Alzheimer’s disease. The staff has been so helpful and sensitive to all of her needs and she is very contented and happy at the PH. As a physician I have cared for other nursing home residents and the care that my mother receives is superior to any other facility I have had the opportunity to observe. The medical team is extra-ordinary and the administration are available and responsive to all of my questions and concerns. I highly recommend the facility and would be happy to answer any questions a family member may have regarding the care that their loved one would receive at PH.”
“My family has been very pleased with my father’s stay at Poydras Home. The staff exhibits one of the most important qualities we look for in a nursing home – caring, compassionate, and concerned. Additionally, we love the size and location of Poydras Home. I am happy to recommend it to anyone considering this facility for a loved one.”
Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn
“When the decision was made to bring mom from Maryland to New Orleans, it was a big step because she had lived in our family home for almost fifty years. From the instant she arrived at the front door, the staff of Poydras Home was immediately embracing and reassuring not only to mom, but also to me and our family here in the Crescent City, as well. The staff members had just the right touch, knowing when to create a free and relaxed atmosphere, inspiring mom to ‘do her thing.’ For example, many mornings we had a cup of coffee together and were free to just chat and catch up with one another. And without exception, they also never failed to step in when the time came for extra help or a moment of patient communication. Mom’s efforts in various activities were always praised, and she was made to feel very special in so many wonderful and thoughtful ways. Over the five years of her stay at Poydras Home, I thought many times how comforted and relieved my brother and I were, that our mom was cared for with such dignity, human warmth and expertise.”
Charles J. Van Horn
“After looking around at most all of the available senior living establishments in and around [New Orleans], Poydras Home stood out among all of them. The grounds, the history, the care and especially the people made it an easy choice for our family when having to make a tough choice on where to place a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
“[The people] you come in contact with at PH are the nicest, most loving and understanding people you would ever want to have taking care of your loved one.
I think it would be hard to find another facility where [a person] would be treated with the same grace and dignity. We can honestly say that we love all the caretakers at PH – this is more than a job to these people, it’s a calling. We thank the good Lord every day that there are people like this taking care of our loved one.”
Sarah West Rainold
“I truly enjoy living at Poydras Home because of the top-quality, fully staffed
health care team, the efficient and organized management and the sweeping beauty of our grounds.”
“Poydras Home has been a part of my life for almost 30 years. My first association was as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary many years ago. After Katrina, when I needed help recovering from an illness, I joined the Adult Day Care program. I enjoyed it so much that, when it came time to find alternative living arrangements, I became a full-time resident in the beautiful Garden House.
“Poydras Home has added immeasurably to my good health and happiness. I am very grateful for its caring staff and family-like setting, as well as the many programs, activities and trips offered for our enjoyment. I consider it a privilege to be part of the Poydras community.”
Peggy Scott Laborde
“What more could a child want for a parent who needs professional nursing care than a loving staff and gracious and serene surroundings? My family was so fortunate. In Poydras Home we found precisely such a place for our dear mother, who was a victim of Alzheimer’s disease.
“We wanted the very best, and we found it at Poydras Home. The word ‘home’ resonates. The family atmosphere, attention to detail and myriad activities show a caring approach to elder care.
“Even though life has its passages, it is difficult to experience a parent’s decline. Support from the vigilant and nurturing staff at Poydras Home provided us much comfort and peace of mind. My family felt that Poydras Home was with us every step of the way.
“Thanks again to all of the wonderful ‘People of Poydras’ who really felt like a part of our extended family.”
Cheryl H. Bacon
“Dear Faith [PHASE Adult Day Program Director],
On December 14, 2010, my mother, Mary K. Corta, celebrated one year as a member of the PHASE Day Program. Attending this program has immensely improved my mother’s emotional and physical health and mental alertness. She is happy and looks forward to her daily trips to Poydras Home. The staff tells me she always has a smile on her face. Although we travel a long distance, having her in the program has freed up some time for me. I am able to once again enjoy my fitness classes, have lunch with my friends and manage the everyday routine and important agenda at home. When I say goodbye to her in the morning, I have peace of mind knowing that she is in excellent hands. My sincere appreciation to the compassionate and caring staff who work so hard attending to the members of the PHASE program.
Congratulations and thank you to the Poydras Home team for this wonderful program.
Cheryl H. Bacon”
Janie Janssen LeBlanc
“Caring, fun and feeling special. That spells Poydras Home. The activities are interesting and entertaining on all levels of need. The surroundings, the food and the staff make this a wonderful place to spend one’s twilight years. We were very fortunate to have our mother live here.”