Tabitha, your answer for Elder Care, is pleased to congratulate Lani Glaser for the recent recognition she received at the annual Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association (NHPCA) Conference in Lincoln on March 14. Glaser, hospice bereavement coordinator at Tabitha, has received the 2017 Bereavement Coordinator Scholarship.

The Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care scholarships are funded by the Galen Miller Memorial Education Fund, which was established by NHPCA in memory of Galen Miller, late executive vice president of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The fund honors Dr. Miller’s passion for hospice and end-of-life care by providing scholarships to hospice and palliative care professionals in Nebraska.

Chris Wismer, administrator, Tabitha Hospice, confirms Glaser’s success, “Lani goes above and beyond when providing bereavement support and understands the importance of providing a compassionate and nurturing relationship during the families’ end-of-life journey. We are grateful for her commitment to the Tabitha Hospice team.”  

Tabitha would also like to congratulate Sharon Smith, Tabitha Hospice volunteer, who was recognized as an exemplary volunteer by the association. Each year, NHPCA recognizes volunteers who provided outstanding services during the previous year at a Nebraska hospice agency.

Susan Stearns, volunteer coordinator, Tabitha Hospice, comments on Smith’s involvement with Tabitha Hospice, “Sharon’s profound commitment has been an integral part of our volunteer program. She’s always willing to visit clients in Columbus and surrounding areas in our central region even when her schedule is already full. It’s from compassionate and cheerful interactions with people like her that help lighten the end-of-life journey for Elders.”

As the first and most experienced provider of hospice care in the state of Nebraska, Tabitha Hospice is the gold standard for quality, compassionate, end-of-life care. Our hospice care is provided throughout 28 southeast Nebraska counties, wherever the client calls home. As well as at two innovative hospice residences in Lincoln dedicated to compassionate end-of-life care, The Journey House, on Tabitha’s main campus and The Seagren House in south Lincoln. We provide the best clinical care, symptom control and pain management as well as emotional and spiritual support to clients and their families so they can spend their final months according to their wishes.