Independent Living at Poydras Home

Three-story Garden House is home to independent living residents of Poydras Home. Ten one-bedroom apartments serve individuals and couples aged 65 or older who have opted to leave behind the responsibilities of caring for a private home and instead opt for a new level of freedom, ease and security. Independent living services include an evening meal served daily at 6 p.m. in Garden House’s own dining room, weekly housekeeping services including changing bed linens for our residents, scheduled convenience van trips for banking and shopping and more.

Each Garden House apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, a large bathroom with an easily accessible shower and a lavatory with storage, a walk-in clothing closet as well as a utility closet and additional storage space for sundries, and a living/dining room combination, separated by pocket doors. The apartments facing Leontine Street feature a large bay window and those facing Jefferson Avenue boast a large picture window. Garden House has its own community dining room and living/game room, both of which can be used for events and private parties. These spaces were tastefully refreshed and refurnished in 2015. A welcoming wrap around porch with ample seating overlooks the gardens, which can also be seen from the windows of many apartments. Garden House additionally offers a secure, gated, remote access, private parking lot for our residents who still drive and wish to keep a car on our campus.

Learn more about independent living at Poydras Home by calling
504-897-0535 or contact us online

Services & Amenities at Garden House


  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • First-floor living room with television, DVD and wood-burning fireplace
  • First-floor utility room with washer and dryer


  • Evening meal served each day
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Monthly health services
  • Separate secure entrance and parking lot



Services Available for an additional fee at Garden House:

  • Additional housekeeping
  • Meal delivery
  • Additional resident and guest meals
  • Additional transportation


  • One small pet allowed
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Cable TV and land line telephone service


Download PDF including a comprehensive list of services and amenities.