We found an interesting solution to the aging in place concept. As a Home Builder on Cape Cod, we are often asked about in-law or accessory apartments. This can be an expensive proposition, when considering all of the code and permitting requirements for a legal apartment. As and alternative, a company called MedCottage has come up with a 284sf self contained structure that can be moved on to your lot and contains all of the amenities needed for your aging parent. There is a lot of data that touts the benefits of having an elderly loved one cared for by family members. This MEDCottage makes that process very quick and easy, and is a good alternative to the complications of a renovation or remodeling project to complete an in-law apartment.
Here is the full article from msnbc.com: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47251900/?page=2