With Baby Boomers hitting 65 at the rate of 8,000 to 10,000 per day, many of them with elderly parents who may need attention due to medical problems, modular home builders are offering “granny pods,” small modular homes that can be attached to a larger house, or stand alone in the back yard of the family house.
As modularhomecoach informs MHProNews, there are over 23,000,000 elderly, disabled and mentally challenged people who rely on family members to help them enjoy a satisfying live. While many are in extended care facilities or group homes, others live on their own with family or paid help.
Two modular builders are becoming the nation’s leaders in this Assisted Living market. Better Living Express offers both cottages and additions to existing homes, with two bedroom models—one bed for a caregiver or a one bedroom model.
Med Cottage designs stand alone modular units sited next to a family home with walkways. The home is fully outfitted with kitchen, ADA bath and bedroom, but small. One of the features is a series of camera’s in the unit at ankle level that gives the loved one privacy but a monitor in the family home can reveal if someone has fallen, as MHProNews posted May 6, 2011. Further, the Assisted Living home can be replete with extensive medical and communication equipment with sensors and smart phone applications to test the air, monitor vital signs, and keep check on an elderly loved one. ##
(Photo credit: n2care–Med Cottage)
Article submitted by Matthew J Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.