Backyard “Granny Pods” Now Available For The Unwanted Elderly
Are your elderly parents hogging the remote too often? Are you tired of watching spit dribble down your grandma’s chin as she sits quietly at the head of your family dinner table? Is your grandpa’s hollering getting to be too much?
If yes, then it’s time to send them into your backyard with the dog!
Behold the “Granny Pod,” a 12-by-24-foot pop-up, fully-functioning house for your unwanted elders. Designed by N2Care, the MEDCottage, as it is officially titled, includes a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom. Like the miniature houses that rich parents buy for their bratty children to rip apart, the MEDCottage provides just as more grown-up comforts for a much steeper price. At a whopping $125,000 per pod, the MEDCottage is:
… equipped with the latest technical advances in the industry, MEDCottage was made to assist with many care-giving duties. Using smart robotic features, it can monitor vital signs, filter the air for contaminants, and communicate with the outside world very easily.
Various sensors throughout the cottage can alert the caregivers if their elderly family member falls or other accidents occur. Computers can also remind the elderly to take their meds, so contact with their loving family is not even needed.
While I don’t think the toilet to measure my urine content would be needed, I wouldn’t mind bunkering down in one of these little habitats set up in my parents’ backyard when I graduate into a jobless market … Mom … Dad?