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Granny Pods: Backyard Homes For the Elderly

Granny pods are a possible solution for housing senior citizens.

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One of the worst things about aging is the loss of independence. Many elderly people have been in their apartments or homes for decades, but once they reach a certain age, housing becomes an issue. Of course, no parent wants to burden their children, especially in matters of real estate, and ‘granny pods’, AKA ‘temporary family health-care structures’ are a new invention by the company N2Care that aims to provide a solution to that problem.

Granny Pods are 288-square-foot cottages that include electricity and water, a medication dispenser, one bedroom with extra space for caregivers, and a ton of medical features that help senior citizens retain some independence while still looking out for their health, including a cushioned floor.

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As our parents age, our eventual inclination is to either put them in a home, or move them into our own homes. These granny pods are a creative solution, and the best of both worlds.

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