February 27, 2013
Backyard Pod Cottage Keeps Grandma Close
As the U.S. population grows older, more and more adult children are looking for ways to care for their aging parents...
November 29, 2012
Ken Dupin on his mission to give caregivers and family members peace of mind for their loved ones
November 29, 2012
Small Business Spotlight: 11/29/12
Entrepreneur creates option for elderly care closer to home.
November 28, 2012
As of 2010, about 3.6 million people over age 65 were living in households headed by their children or other relatives, according to the Census Bureau; that number will only get higher, of course, as the baby boomer generation gets older and frailer. In many homes, the influx of oldsters is creating a space crisis, so the next hot housing trend just might turn out to be the "auxiliary dwelling unit," also known as the "temporary family health-care structure." Or, to use the unflattering nickname that seems to be sticking: the "granny pod."
November 27, 2012
(CBS News) AARP says about 23 million Americans take care of their elderly parents. Many of them have to choose between letting aging parents live alone or moving them into a nursing home Now there's now another option that brings families closer -- even if they're not living under the same roof.
November 25, 2012
Her daughter's family had just invested about $125,000 in a new kind of home for her, a high-tech cottage that might revolutionize the way Americans care for their aging relatives. But Viola wouldn't even step inside.
May 1, 2012
In the Backyard, Grandma's New Apartment
When her father became ill just before Christmas last year, Dr. Socorrito Baez-Page faced an increasingly common conundrum. Her aging parents wanted to stay in their town house, but her mother couldn't handle the caregiving alone. So Dr. Baez-Page, a general practitioner in Alexandria, Va., moved her parents into her home, converting the dining room and TV nook on the main floor into a bedroom. But the four steps down to the bathroom in the split-level home have proved hazardous. Nobody is happy. "My mother is embarrassed to have to use the commode by her bed at night," said Dr. Baez-Page. And space for everybody is tight.