A Financial Win For All
Affordability and attainability for all income classes of seniors was paramount for Living Solutions when creating ppod. We wanted our clients to feel of “great worth regardless of their net worth.” We feel it is important to positively impact a seniors self worth by allowing them to reside in the best environment possible. When leasing a ppod there is nothing for seniors or their families to buy. We set up and perform all ppod maintenance. When the need goes away, so does ppod.
ppod costs 27% less for Medicaid eligible seniors and 48% less for self pay seniors when compared to the national average of a private care center room. Our unique design allows ppod to be set up or removed in about one hour. ppods save state and federal insurance programs in three important ways.
- We not only save on housing costs.
- We save on future healthcare costs by empowering family care, and monitoring and sharing vitals via telehealth.
- We eliminate the need for expensive durable medical devices like raised toilet seats, grab bars, etc.
Savings on these expenses will add up to tens of millions of dollars annually for families, and private and government insurance programs in years to come. We are the future of home care.
What’s in an age-friendly ppod?
ppod is a comprehensive high-tech personal environment. To date, many technology companies have focused on single solutions or applications. Living Solutions has packaged the best technology advancements into an all-inclusive micro care dwelling. ppods have a kitchenette for light meal prep with a microwave, under counter refrigerator/freezer, induction cooktop, sink and storage. The sleeping area includes a unique patented bed, guest cot, visitor seating, oxygen concentrator, and lift and sling. The bathroom has an ADA-compliant toilet, sink and shower.
On board ppod, you’ll also find a telehealth portal that collects critical vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and weight. It can transmit this information in real time to all members of a health care team. Our interactive screen and camera allow clients to interact with their doctors, home health or other family members all over the world. ppod’s telehealth functionality removes the need for exhausting and expensive trips to the doctor for routine vital, pain and welfare checks.
ppod has many other unique benefits and accessories including climate controls, motion sensors, alarms, mood lighting, voice activated privacy glass, closable skylight and a private exterior deck. These features are designed to improve all aspects of assisted living and provide proper care for seniors for both short- or long-term needs. We are the future of home care.
Transporting and Positioning ppod
Among the many considerations that went into the design of ppod was how to transport ppod legally up and down the highways and byways of the country. Other considerations included loading and unloading ppod, and placing ppod on site in all seasons and terrains. Our unique equipment allows one employee to transport, deliver and set up a ppod. This is facilitated through a partnership we developed with a remote controlled, all terrain electric “ppod tug”.
Our tug unloads and places ppod within inches of its desired location. Since it is controlled remotely, it allows an operator to be their own spotter as they maneuver over curbs, gutters, landscaping, and around trees or other potential obstacles. We can place ppod in driveways, backyards, or next to homes very efficiently. The ideal location for a ppod is determined during the application process, and final locations and delivery conditions are approved prior to delivery.
Sewer, Water, and Electrical Hook Ups
Making installations simple, addressing zoning issues, and accommodating for the fact ppod would be operated in all seasons were also critical design factors. ppod can safely operate from -40 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ppod is self contained, meaning it houses both freshwater and grey water on board requiring no water or sewer hookups. A third party provider addresses water requirements every 90 days. For power, a 50 amp electrical service within 10 feet of ppods resting spot is required. Once ppod is placed, leveled and plugged in ppod is ready for service. ppods removal is quick and leaves a very minimal footprint. We are the future of home care.
This a group of 10 ppods positioned like the spokes of a wagon wheel with an octagon shaped dwelling in the center. This center dwelling with wrap around windows is the 24-hour office for case managers, home health specialists, supervisors or others who need to access or support residents.
This cluster or community could be used when a client has no family or others able to provide day-to-day care. This unique concept has minimal infrastructure requirements, saving large installation costs and benefiting from quick implementation times, potentially giving multiple clients the benefits of living in a new structured and supervised ppod community. Towns or other groups can create their own ppod clusters and unique care locations. We are the future for home care.
Other ppod Users
While ppod was originally designed for seniors it quickly became apparent that others could also benefit from ppod’s unique assisted living design. These include injured veterans, stroke victims, those with spinal cord injuries, amputees and other individuals with unique needs. We welcome these individuals into our ppod family.