A legacy of caring.

Founded and based in the same location for over 135 years, Tabitha is made up of TEAMembers who work and live in the cities and towns we serve. Because of strong community support, Tabitha provides exceptional quality care to Seniors.

Tabitha Through the Years


Tabitha Founded as Orphanage

Rev. Henry Heiner and his wife, Emma, founds Tabitha as an orphanage. He named the organization Tabitha in honor of Tabitha Katharina, one of his nine children, who died in 1893


“Old Main” is Constructed

Tabitha builds Old Main on the northwest corner of a 10-acre tract of land at 46th and R to provide housing for the increasing number of resident children and adults


Tabitha Expands

Tabitha becomes a Lutheran hospital and school of nursing, in addition to serving as a home for children and adults


Building a New Home for Boys

Tabitha constructs dormitory for boys, known as Nazareth Building


Girls’ Dormitory Built

Tabitha constructs girls’ dormitory, known as Bethel Building


Original Role as Orphanage Ends

Tabitha completes its role as an orphanage and transitions into dedicated care for older adults


Creation of Tabitha Foundation

Stuart Maseman begins the Tabitha Foundation to raise funds to help support Tabitha’s services and mission


Special Care Services

Private-duty home care services established as Special Care Services


Maseman Hospice Unit Dedicated

The Maseman Unit for inpatient hospice care is dedicated in honor of Martha A. Maseman, RN, who pioneered Tabitha’s Home Health Care, Hospice and Tabitha Meals on Wheels services


Expanding to Nebraska City

Tabitha opens office in Nebraska City


National Recognition

Tabitha receives national ``Trusted Voice Award`` from LeadingAge

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