Jean Hendrickson, a resident at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands in Friday Harbor, Washington, is a published author.
There’s a story behind her book, “Joy, Living in a Nursing Home.”
Hendrickson self-published the book in 2011, when she had been living at the facility for five years (she’s now a 10-year resident), to answer the concerns that friends and family members had expressed when they found out she was living in a skilled nursing facility.
Blowing out a knee in the ’70s eventually led Janet Dann to a total knee replacement and rehabilitation at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands in Friday Harbor, Washington.
“I was told that, in time, all the remaining cartilage would be worn down and I would need knee replacement surgery,” Dann explained.