Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A New Wrinkle On An Old Idea
The dawdy haus is a smaller home for the parents of adult children located next to the primary residence in Amish society. It is there a couple can spend their "silver years" near their children and their grandchildren without losing a sense of dignity or independence, maintaining close family ties without being "too close". Relationships are important to us all.
A new wrinkle on the dawdy haus is the MEDCottage. The idea for this high-tech cottage for the elderly came to a Methodist pastor who was touched by the plight of his elderly parishioners forced to move to a nursing facility. The cottage can be easily moved into the backyard of a primary residence and has some amenities that the traditional dawdy haus does not: monitoring systems and other accommodations to help the senior resident function more independently. Ports for medical equipment and other needs are built into the structure.
Faith in Action: tis a beautiful result.
That's me away then.