The Drugs Don't Work - Sanitorium in the UK
July 15, 2014 3:16 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have any recommendations or knowledge of convalescent homes in the UK?
My brother has just undergone some seriously brutal radiotherapy and cancer treatment for throat cancer. He's been out of the hospital for a few weeks and is now at my parents, but it looks like it could be a very slow road to recovery. He currently can't eat or drink, is very nauseous, at risk of dehydration all the time.
posted by stevedawg to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
I was wondering if there was anywhere like a recovery centre, a convalescent hospital, an old fashioned sanatorium kind of place where someone who was very ill but not ill enough to be in hospital could go? In victorian times he would have been shipped off the the spa for 6 months, that's what he needs more than anything. The place doesn't need to be old fashioned! I'm just not sure what takes the place of a sanatorium in these modern times.
He needs a break from life for a good few weeks, with access to medical care (although he may not need it) and some sympathetic staff who have seen this kind of thing before.
If there were other cancer survivors in there it would be even better.
Any suggestions, no matter how vague or off the wall would be really really welcome at this point.