Banning Grannies: Minn. Cities Weigh Impact of Granny Pods

Granny pods have been popping up all over the country to help seniors age in place near their caregivers or loved ones. These small, accessory dwellings have risen as a possible housing solution for older Americans as multigenerational households become more commonplace. But some municipalities in one state are saying “no” to granny pods, leaving residents […]

Is Capital Senior Living Ripe To Be Sold?

Disgruntled senior living shareholders pushed two major providers to sell off the companies in part or whole this year, raising questions about market fundamentals while stock prices have remained undervalued. Capital Senior Living Corp. (NYSE: CSU) was recently publicly pressured to explore a sale of the company by Lucus Advisors, a 5.6% shareholder in the company. The […]

Startup Targets Growing “Small House” Market for Senior Living

Photo credit: New Avenue Homes From “granny pods” to moveable elder cottages, many solutions are coming to market to meet the growing need for an alternative to traditional long term care. Enter New Avenue Homes, a California-based company that helps homeowners capitalize on the concept of “small house” design. The company connects homeowners with architects and […]

Developer Sees Moveable Elder Cottages As Future of Senior Housing

With a design concept embracing the vision of “granny pods,” a New York home builder is launching an elder cottage concept envisioned as a solution to more affordable post-acute senior care. The average costs of assisted living and nursing home care have increased steadily in recent years, according to the Genworth 2013 Cost of Care […]

Reluctant Granny Pod Pioneer Forging Way for New Senior Housing Model

The intended inhabitant of the nation’s first MedCottage placement wasn’t exactly gung-ho to move in, reports The Washington Post, but despite her initial reluctance, the new senior housing model could become increasingly popular as the baby boomer generation heads into retirement. MedCottages, and other similar products, are essentially small living spaces that can be attached […]