About Tabitha

About Tabitha

About

Tabitha, a mission-focused nonprofit, offers Nebraska’s first and only comprehensive line of Senior Care services. Through advanced in-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation services, experienced skilled nursing care and compassionate hospice support, Tabitha is your answer for Senior Care in 28 Nebraska counties. Our main campus is located in the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska, and we offer community campuses in Lincoln's Williamsburg neighborhood and in Crete, Nebraska. We also have regional offices in Grand Island, York and Nebraska City, NE, to serve clients in our west, central and east regions.

Leadership

Board of Directors—Tabitha, Inc.

  • Eric Schafer, Chair

    President, Telesis Companies

  • Dirk Brom, MD

    Retired Physician

  • Lee Chapin

    National Sales Manager, Sandhills Publishing

  • Carol A. Friesen

    Chief Executive Officer, Northern Region, OSF HealthCare

  • Mark Hesser

    President and CEO, Pinnacle Bancorp

  • Mike Jenkins

    President, Landscapes Unlimited

  • Neal Lyons

    Chief Financial Officer, Unico Group, Inc.

  • Bishop Brian Maas

    Bishop, Nebraska Synod ELCA

  • Sherla Post

    Executive Vice President – Human Resources & Talent Management, Cornhusker Bank

  • Kimberly Rath

    Chairman and Co-Founder, Talent+

  • Dr. Juliann Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Dean and Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

  • Renee Sjulin

    Vice President, Runza National

Board of Directors—Tabitha Foundation

  • Lisa Smith, Chair

    Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, D.A. Davidson & Co.

  • Clark Anderson

    Owner, Pair-a-dice Properties

  • Chris Bockmann

    President, Bockmann Inc.

  • Pastor Greg Bouvier

    Senior Pastor, Sheridan Lutheran Church

  • Leslie Gibbens, CCTS, CTFA

    Vice President and Trust Services Advisor, Union Bank & Trust

  • Hugh Lau

    Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, D.A. Davidson & Co.

  • John Miles

    Attorney, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather

  • Jerry Prange

    Director of Business Development, PaigeWireless
    CEO, ChorChek

  • Linda Robinson Rutz

    Retired, Union Agency, Inc.

  • Aloha Schmid

    Retired Tabitha Hospice RN

  • Bill Strain, CPA, ABV, CVA

    Retired Accountant, Strain Slattery Barkley Co.

  • Ava Thomas

    President and Publisher, Lincoln Journal Star

  • Katie W. Zulkoski

    Lobbyist, Zulkoski Weber LLC

Why Tabitha

Our Mission

Motivated by Christian compassion, Tabitha delivers a continuum of exceptional and innovative Senior Care services that promote the dignity, independence and well-being of older adults.

Our Vision

Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest.

Our Core Values
  • CARE - Extend unwavering Christian compassion
  • CONNECT - Build relationships rooted in love, because love matters
  • CUSTOMER CENTRIC - Identify, clarify and anticipate needs to exceed expectations
  • COLLABORATE - Create an atmosphere of teamwork
  • CULTIVATE - Nurture an environment of innovation and growth
  • COURAGE - Demonstrate confidence, boldness and determination
  • COMMIT - Devote our time, talent and treasures
  • CELEBRATE - Recognize and encourage all accomplishments big and small.

Partners

Tabitha is proud to partner with organizations whose missions serve the needs of seniors across the nation.

Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

LeadingAge
The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Their 6,000+ members and partners include nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners.

Lutheran Services in America
We are a proud member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA), one of the largest health and human services networks in the country. The LSA network of more than 300 members touches the lives of 1 in 50 people each year in thousands of communities across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Resources

To learn more about the state's first and most complete continuum of services for older adults, contact a Tabitha Continuum Navigator today or call 402.486.8520 for more information. We can connect you with the Tabitha resources that best fit you or your loved one's aging journey.

 

News Feed

Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Lincoln in Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through August 31.

Strength training not only keeps muscles healthy and strong as we get older, it can also reduce the signs and symptoms of many diseases and chronic conditions including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, back pain and depression. Read more.

Tabitha, Grand Island’s trusted local nonprofit provider for 20+ years, is up for best hospice and in-home care company in the 2019 Best of Grand Island contest. Vote today.

Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (TNRC), Tabitha Residences Good, Martin, Elizabeth and Martha Houses and Journey House Skilled Nursing Facility for End-of-Life Care, all located on Tabitha’s main campus in the heart of Lincoln, Neb., have received the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) Bronze Award—Commitment to Quality distinction. Read more.

Sleep is an important part of our day, as up to one-third of our lives is spent in bed. Sleep is restorative, allowing the body time to repair itself at a cellular level and is important to our health as we age. Learn more.

Tabitha offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout August in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

Tabitha recently expanded—adding 14 new private suites and spa area dedicated for short-stay rehabilitation care at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center—LifeQuest. Learn more.

Remember to select Tabitha and use Amazon Smile for Amazon Prime Days, July 15-16. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has received the Survey Solutions Workplace Transformation Award. This annual honor is given to hospitals and health care systems, nationwide, which have made a transformational change in employee engagement. Tabitha is one of just six to receive this year’s award. Read more.

Tabitha Residences Cove, Harbor and Seagren House have received the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) Bronze Award—Commitment to Quality distinction. Read more.

As we age, bladder changes are common but can unfortunately disrupt our daily lives. Read more how to keep your bladder healthy and understand the common signs that may indicate a problem.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces for the 17th annual golf event at NuMark Golf Course, raising a record-breaking $76,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

Tabitha believes communities are strengthened when those who live in them inspire, support and serve their friends and neighbors. That is just the case in Columbus where Janelle Prather, Tabitha Hospice RN, lives and works to provide exceptional care to area families. Read more.

Tabitha is committed to connecting with those who have expressed a need for quality end-of-life support services by extending the reach of Tabitha Hospice services to Kearney and Buffalo County. Read more.

Although aging is inevitable for any organ, there are easy steps you can take to reduce and slow down the skin’s aging process. Read more.