Caring for granny in the back yard

  • Article by: FREDRICK KUNKLE , Washington Post
  • Updated: January 26, 2013 - 4:10 PM

High-tech medical cottages let families care for aging relatives in their own back yards, part of the search for alternatives to nursing homes for aging Americans.

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Shannon Page monitors the activity and temperature in her grandmother’s room on a computer screen in her “command center.”

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