I moved my elderly father to live closer to me to help care for him in his aging years. I met Tena Scallan in February 2011 and she and I talked about his care. She and her staff provided eldercare for my father from February 2011 to August 2011. During that time he received excellent service, care, and just a lot of extra “TLC” from her staff. I couldn’t have been more pleased and my father loved his caregivers as though they were his own family.

Thank you Tena for helping me during that time.

Mary T. Churillo, RN
Niceville, Fla.

The staff of Fort Walton Medical Hospital recommended Independent Living Services, Inc. to us. My wife was always in good health and very capable. When she fell ill she was not the same and we knew we would need help from others. She is a very proud woman and did not like strangers in her home.

Tena Scallan send several employees for us to meet and they all made us feel very comfortable. All the employees were very knowledgeable, caring and organized. They came in before my wife was released from the hospital and cleaned the whole house, did all the laundry and cooked several meals and froze them for my wife and me. When she got home, they were very attentive to her needs: they assisted her while walking, prepared and assisted with her meals, and ran errands for us. They made us feel as if we known them our whole lives, made us feel like family.

I could not have survived without her and her great staff. They cared for us for approximately 2 months for 8 hours a day 7 days a week. Now they assist us when needed, I use the service about 3 times a week for 3-4 hours per day. Tena and her staff are very caring and organized and being in the military that meant a lot.

I even purchased her book “The Ultimate Compassionate Guide to Caregiving”. The book helped me immensely when they were not around, it taught me how to transfer my wife from the bed to the toilet and it was loaded with a lot of helpful information. We would highly recommend Independent Living Services, Inc., Tena and her staff to anyone.

Mr. Paul Bratton

This is a letter of recommendation for Tena Scallan and Independent Living Services, Inc. Ms. Scallan and her service have provided care for my sister, Pearl Chauvin, for over five years.

Our family was in crisis when my 88 year-old sister was living alone and then hospitalized. We needed 24-hour care for her. Tena’s service provided around the clock care for her in her own home.

The care was very personal and became almost family like for Pearl. This was so important to us because we live in another part of the state. We fully trusted the caretakers with Pearl. This provided us with a sense of security and confidence knowing and trusting Pearl to Independent Living Services, Inc.

My family and I will always be grateful for the care provided. It has become necessary for us to say goodbye to Pearl. Pearl past away at the age of 93 surrounded by Tena and her wonderful employees.

We have no difficulty recommending Independent Living Services, Inc. as a care provider and Tena Scallan for training such wonderful employees. They are courteous, caring, family-oriented and professional.


Muriel Darois

Tena entered our lives at the recommendations of the best home health nurse and the best physical therapist January 2016 to June 2016.

Tena taught me how to safely give my Mother a shower after a stroke. She took her cues from Mom, how Mom liked to take her clothes off.

Tena is sharp, remembering how Mom likes things. Mom likes hot chocolate and muffins, Tena fixed it perfectly. Tena is willing to try new recipes successfully.

Mom enjoyed Tena reading to her.

Tena took care of Mom with skill, safety, dignity, and honor.

Get ready for laughter, Tena enjoys life.



Dear Tena,

Please keep this letter as a recommendation for you and Independent Living Services. You came to my family’s rescue five years ago.

My wife’s aunt was hospitalized and in need of 24 hour care. Aunt Pearl wanted to stay in her own home. We arranged with you to do that. The nurse at the hospital highly recommended your service.

I researched you and other providers. Independent was our first choice. You set up 24-hour care for Pearl. That care continued for five years until Pearl’s passing at age 93.

On behalf of my wife and I we thank you and Independent Living Services, Inc. for the love and care provided to Pearl.

Albert and Cynthia Kovatch

June Cline

Tena is also the ultimate caregiver in reinventing your social and digital platforms. The three things I love most about working with this fabulous woman aka virtual assistant, are:

  • She listens to understand the vision you have in your head and then immediately goes about digitally creating it.
  • She has a vast and fast grasp of what to do as she has done it before with her books and business.
  • She has compassionately transferred the caregiving she has provided for real people for over 20 years to caring for your digital and virtual projects, products, AND YOU!

What I love most is the number of people who are asking me who did your new website or your web and social media presence is beautiful and has totally changed. How did you do that? I simply tell them I have the ultimate caregiving expert on my team! If you’re wise, you’ll have her on yours too.

I love this woman for the total transformation she has made in my business and me!

I highly recommend Tena for your business’s care, nurturing, and feeding!

I never want to be again without this remarkable woman’s virtual assistance, caring, and heart.

My business is in a substantially better position since Tena Scallan entered my world 3 months ago. #Grateful

June Cline
Carol J. Dunlop

Hi everyone, my name is Carol J. Dunlop. I’m known as the Online WOW! Strategist, and I’m also a 3X Best-Selling author. I am here to give Tena Scallan, The Ultimate Caregiving Expert, and Virtual Assist some praise!

She works with frazzled business owners who are also functioning as caregivers to a loved one. Tena, who is an excellent virtual assistant! She came to my aid because I was creating a brand-new podcast and recorded my first ten episodes. She had made all the transcripts and did a super fantastic job. She also gave me some extra stuff. She put it all together, so it flowed correctly with a little synopsis that I could use for marketing.

It was perfect, and it was astonishing, quick, and accessible. I gave Tena the instructions, and she did what I wanted and went above and beyond, giving me back what I needed. So, I highly recommend Tena Scallan for any virtual assistants for your business so you won’t have to pull your hair out like I was almost about to do because I was in tears when I went to her and told her what I needed. She jumped on it super quick and got everything done in two days. I mean, who does that? Who gets transcripts for ten things done in just a couple of days? It was amazing. It was awesome. I will use her again and again, and I suggest that you use her as well.

The other thing that she is good at is Caregiving and helping you to be the best caregiver. She has a vast amount of information about Caregiving to help you out quickly. So if you need one of two things either you have a loved one that you are Caregiving for, she can give you all the ins and outs, or if you want virtual assistants to help try to run your business, you know how crazy and draining that can be so if you need someone to help you Tena is that person.

Carol J. Dunlop