These “Granny Pods” are the perfect alternative to putting your loved ones in a nursing home

As our parents get older, we only want what’s best for them. However, sometimes there is not enough space in your home or there are certain circumstances where they cannot stay with you.

Nursing homes are another option, but for some people, they would rather have a more active role in caring for their parents than placing them in a nursing home.

But if you can’t place them in your own home, what other options do you have?

Well, thanks to the Granny Pod, there’s a new solution to consider!

With a name like “Granny Pod”, you may be getting some ideas about what this alternative option looks like, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

A Granny Pod is a pre-fabricated and pre-equipped unit that can be installed in your backyard and hooked up to the existing sewer, water, and power lines.

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But let’s cut to the real important questions – how much would something like this cost?

These units can cost up to $125,000.

That’s a hefty dent in your bank account, but when you consider what the Granny Pod includes, you might think it’s worth the investment.

Check out the layout for the Granny Pod:

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Each unit comes with great safety features like hand railings, defibrillators, first aid supplies, and lighted floorboards. Everything your beloved parent or grandparent would need to be independent but also taken care of.

But wait till you see the inside.

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That’s not too shabby, don’t you think? On top of the great interior decorating, the pod includes interactive video displays that can take measurements of things like blood pressure. That’s always good to keep track of.

A basic MEDCottage is 12 x 24 feet, has vinyl siding, and can accommodate folks in wheelchairs with its double French doors.

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Honestly, these look pretty cool for a deluxe one-person living space, and to me, it provides the best of both worlds. You can still care for your aging loved one, but also give them the independence and freedom to take care of themselves as they please.

I think these Granny Pods will be a great solution for many people out there, and you never know who might need it!

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By Arianna Etemadieh | Shareably