WOuldn't that be similar to "guest house"? Anyhoo, I googled the terms.
The good ol' AARP had this article:
Googling three of the companies/providers mentioned:
Thre is also what IIRC is called "universal housing", that combines
aspects of handicapped-accessibility. Basically, for older folks, key
things seem to me (as I myself age) ease of maintenance, reachability,
ease of movement within the space (open plans tend IMO to be easier to
get around in), and basic safety (avoid things liek sunken living rooms
and otehr level-changes, grab bars in bathrooms, and the like).
A lot of small-space living ideas are applicable, really, with *efficient
use* of space being much more important than merely lots of space. I
have lots of space in the current place, and very little of it is
*efficient*. OTOH, the rental house I'd been in had lots fo good
stoarage that was easily accessible (older home, obviously).
I think that, for older folks looking to "unload", built-in storage
becomes more important, in part because it means they don't have to have
as much furnitrue, and second because built-ins, *esp.* with doors!, are
so much easier to maintain, unlike furniture which collects dust and has
to be kept-up with.
I'm not sure what type of info you're looking for, but maybe some of the
above will be useful.
Also "mother-in-law apartments". I designed a wing off my cousin's house 45
years ago for his mother. Basically a room with bathroom, storage, and
compact kitchen. About the size of a 2 car garage. Now at 84 he is using it
and one of his kids has the main house. Turned out to be a very useful
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