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No, Poydras Home is a private pay nonprofit organization. Private long term care insurance coverage may apply to Poydras Home expenses at certain care levels.
Yes, all residents are encouraged to personalize their living spaces within Poydras Home’s campus and are invited to bring their own furnishings. In Nursing Care, a twin sized hospital bed is provided as a requirement of our license.
No, Poydras Home is a Custodial Nursing Facility.
Yes Poydras Home residents can receive physical therapy (PT) and/or occupational therapy (OT) on our campus for up to three days a week.
The construction site will be located in the heart of Poydras Home’s campus. Nursing Care residents could be impacted by noise which could fluctuate depending on the location of the work being completed and daily job scope of the construction site. On days we expect higher noise levels, residents will be notified and construction hours will be adjusted to minimize disruption to our residents’ daily routine. Construction will also be timed to avoid the possibility of disturbing residents in the early morning hours. Once construction has moved to the interior of the new buildings, residents should expect no issues with noise.
The auxiliary parking lot, closest to the New Orleans Lawn & Tennis Club accessible from Jefferson Avenue will be closed for the anticipated 18 months of construction. However, the main parking lot and front circle drive adjacent to Poydras Home’s front lawn will remain available for resident and visitor parking as will an additional lot located across the street on the corner of Magazine Street and Jefferson Ave. We encourage visitors to park in the surrounding neighborhood during this time whenever possible. When construction is complete, Poydras Home will gain parking spaces for resident and family use.
Some of our current nursing care areas, including Hunter House specialized memory care, will be demolished to make room for the new, state of the art, Green House homes. Those affected residents will be temporarily relocated within Poydras Home’s main campus.
We expect no impact to the quality of meal service during the 18 month construction period.
Daily activities will continue to take place in the 1857 Hall, Cultural Center, and Bistro Dining Room.
On site construction managers will be present daily to ensure the uninterrupted safety and cleanliness of the work site and retain the quality of the overall environment for Poydras Home residents, staff and resident families. Dirt and dust barriers will be provided wherever possible and clean up of the work site will occur at the end of each day. Due to the distance between the new buildings and existing structures to be retained, we expect minimal impacts to our interior spaces that will remain in use.
Any questions or concerns related to the project, at any time, should be directed to CEO Erin Kolb here.
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