Aging in Place: Stashing Granny in a Backyard Shed?

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aging in placeOK, so the only thing standing between your mother and the assisted living place with the awful medicinal smell is your guest room -- and as much as you love Mom, you really don't want to have her living under the same roof. Is there no other choice?

Actually, there is. There's a burgeoning industry that aims to provide a low-cost, aging-in-place alternative.

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