A city hall committee received an update on a pilot project from the University of Calgary that will allow frail seniors to age in place.
The initiative for a laneway house has been worked on for three years at the U of C starting as a design project and now launching into a real life prototype.
It has involved students in design and now also expanded to the medical school at the University.
The idea is that a modular home about 450 square feet in size fits in the back yard of a property.
The home will be designed to the particular needs of the senior in question.
The pilot project will look at placing one of these homes in a property that has a back alley and then at a property with no back lane.
Seniors would be able to live in the homes and get the medical attention they need as opposed to being stuck in an acute care bed in hospital.