Grandma’s New Place

MedCottage

You may be interested in the following article from The New York Times‘ New Old Age Blog:

In the Backyard, Grandma’s New Apartment
Home builders are experimenting with prefabricated cottages designed to be erected in the backyard as stand-alone residences for elderly family members…

Read the full NYT post here.

MedCottage

MedCottages at a glance:

  • 288 square feet unit (12 ft x 24 ft)
  • Electricity and water connected directly to homeowner’s utilities
  • A kitchen with a small refrigerator, microwave, and medication dispenser
  • Bedroom and additional accommodation for a caregiver’s visit
  • The bathroom is handicapped accessible

MedCottage

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