Following up on a story we last posted May 2, 2012 about modular medical units temporarily placed on a property to house loved ones with special needs, MHProNews has learned several states, including Virginia, New York, and California have enacted legislation to allow these units to override local regulations and be sited on properties not zoned for modular housing. The units, sometimes called “Granny Pods”, typically contain special medical equipment, monitors, assistive devices, and surveillance designed to be a watchful eye over a senior or other loved one. The units often can be sold back to the supplier once they are no longer needed. As baby boomers age, the need for these modular units is expected to grow.
(Photo credit: N2Care–Med Cottage)