Shop Talk: Erin Kolb


Tell us about Poydras Home’s new expansion project breaking ground this summer.  Poydras Home is proud to elevate our tradition of care with our introduction of The Green House® Project model. With the completion of the Poydras Home Reimagined expansion in 2022, we’ll become Louisiana’s first community to offer this revolutionary care approach that calls for each resident to be the central decision maker in their daily life.

How will the Green House model fit into your campus?
Both of the new buildings will have three small homes, with a smaller number of residents living in each. A small team of dedicated Care Partners will support each home, assisting with all of the tasks of daily living while making each resident’s day meaningful and bright.

How is this new style of supportive aging in New Orleans going to benefit residents?  The Green House® Project’s signature approach, with small houses living within larger communities, has resulted in less COVID exposure and other infection across the nation. Though we had already chosen this approach, health data further confirms that it’s by far the best care model operating today. We embrace the opportunity to add a new layer of safety for our residents as we continue to prioritize their individual health and happiness. 

Is there medical evidence that the Green House model is a better choice during the pandemic?  Yes. The Green House® Project’s success in limiting COVID and other infection rates within its homes is proven in recent research conducted by the University of North Carolina, published by the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

How does the introduction of the Green House model fit within Poydras Home’s mission?  Poydras Home’s mission is to enrich the lives of seniors and their families through personalized care and innovative programming in an intimate, compassionate community. Through the Green House® lifestyle, Poydras Home is able to offer highly individualized care, accommodating each resident’s preference of when and what to eat, when to sleep, what form of entertainment they prefer and more. The reduced number of Care Partners supporting each Green House will allow them to get to know each resident deeply, as if they were a member of their family.


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