If you have aging family members, then you probably know the difficulties associated with care-taking options such as nursing homes and assisted living communities.
Sometimes, you want to be the person who takes care of your aging parent. You want to be as near them as possible, yet you also would like them to maintain a sense of independence while they are living with you. Enter the Drop HomeTM, a 240-square-foot mobile home designed specifically for families who want to keep close tabs on their aging family members.
The 24-year-old entrepreneurs who designed this house, Jesse Lammi and Jon Louiselle, live in Minnesota and say that they have designed this with their grandparents in mind. Lammi in particular said that his motivation for starting the organization NextDoor HousingTM, which builds the home, was his ailing grandfather. Lammi’s family wanted a transitional, mobile housing option but could not find what they were looking for. They eventually had to put Lammi’s grandfather in a nursing home.
240 Sq. Ft. Mobile Home For Families With Aging Loved Ones
The houses are specially designed to be parked in the backyard of an existing home—like a guest house. Either a caretaker or an aging senior can occupy this home as everything within is handicap accessible and wheelchair friendly.
This home is available to rent or to buy. If you choose to rent the Drop HomeTM, you pay $1500 a month, which can be affordable when compared to options such as a nursing home, an assisted living community, or a senior community.
NextDoor Housing, which wants to encourage people to care for the aging population, has also partnered with caregivers in the Minneapolis area to support any care a Drop Home customer needs for their family members.
Learn more: http://www.nextdoorhousing.com/
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