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Author teaches others to be 'The Ultimate Caregiver'
Sunday, September 04, 2011  7:49:00 AM

by Tena L Scallan

Frustration over "uncaring corporations" movated Tena Scallan to write and publish "The Ultmate Caregiver." I was sick of this; I wanted to teach the world how to be the ultimate caregiver.

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To "help more people;" Tena Scallan has written a book on how to be ':The

Ultimate Caregiver.'~ ,

Jennte Hobbs


FrustratiOn over

"uncaring corporations"

motivated Tena Scallan

to write and publish "The

Ultimate Caregiver."

"I was just sick of this;

I wanted to teach the

world hOwto be the

ultimate'caregiver," the

Sandestin resident said.

Abreadth of

information is included in Services clients.

the book, from basic first Scallan thinks it is

aid and back rubs to types ' better for an aging loved

of soap and how to cook an one to stay in the home as

egg and properly measure' long as possible. But she

a person's blood pressure. has seen how it can affect

Illustrations are induded the family and in some

to take the "guessing out," cases how lost they are

she. said. providing even the most

The roots of the book \ basic care.'

are from notebooks she "When they get sick,

puts together for her they have to call strangers

Independent Living to come, but now there is a

) book," Scallan said.

From her'first job as a

can<;lystriper, Scallan has

known she was destined

to work in the health care


"I'm not in it for profit.

If I were, I would have

been a millionaire a long

time ago,'"she said. "I pay

most of the money out to

my employees; they are all

medically knowledgeable

EMTs, CNAs,lawmen and


All of her employers

are "very elegant," and

. "tny employees are topnotch,"

she said.

The hardest part of the

job for Scallan is helping

dient~ deal with a tough

reality - hard situatiol1s

like "when an employer

says, 'My wife is not

doing so weWor 'I

want her to be like

she was,' " Scallan


In between

caring for


~., and running a

business across

three states with 19 fulltime

·employees, Scallan

released her guide for

people "to take care of

their family member

or anyone, anytime,


"I,didn't mis$ anything;

everything is in there,"

Scallan said of her first

book, which was released

in May.

Subscribing to the idea

that "ifyou look good,

you feel good," Scallan

provides massages,

pedicures and manicures

to her clients.

Scallan will be signing

hooks and answering

ql!lestionsat Seaside's

Sundog books on' I,

Sept. 18from 11 a.m.

to 1p.m.

The book is being

offered in hardback and

paperback at Sundog

Books and Barnes and

NObie,~mdas an,e-book

at and




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