Waaaaay Better than a Nursing Home….
If you have a loved one approaching the latter years in life, the Granny pod just may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. If you want your family member close, but don’t have enough space in your home, then you may have previously thought that the only other option was to send them to a nursing home. But luckily, that’s no longer the case! Granny Pods, as they’re called, are specially designed to meet the needs and requirements of elderly people and they can quickly and easily be placed anywhere in your backyard. Your loved one will be close enough to watch after, but still be able to maintain a sense of independence. Take a look at these photos, and then tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
AARP estimates that about 23 million Americans take care of their elderly parents. But when it comes to finding a place for mom and dad to live during their golden years, nursing homes might not make the most sense from a financial standpoint in the long run. Allow us to introduce you to the “Granny Pod.” Also known as the MEDCottage, the tiny home is essentially a portable hospital room designed by a Blacksburg, VA company, with help from Virginia Tech. Think of it as sort of a guest house with lots of high-tech medical extras. MEDCottages are pre-fabricated and designed to be installed in the backyard behind the main home (zoning laws permitting, of course). Double French doors add an attractive touch, and also accommodate a wheelchair and hospital equipment, if needed. There are three styles: MedCottage, Classic and Grand.
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