High-Tech ‘Granny Pods’ Provide Alternative Housing to Nursing Homes [VIDEO]

As seniors age, it becomes increasingly difficult for family members to care for them. Many opt to place their loved ones in a nursing home, but a new, more high-tech option is now available.

Informally known as “granny pods,” the MEDCottage is a “mobile, modular medical home” that is temporarily placed on a caregiver’s property to provide rehabilitation and extended care for seniors in need, according to its official website.

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Described as a “state-of-the-art hospital room,” the MEDCottage is equipped with sensors that alert caregivers to problems and medication reminders v…
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