About Tabitha

About Tabitha

About

Tabitha offers Nebraska’s first and only comprehensive line of Elder 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 Elder 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 Shaefer, Chair

    President, Telesis Companies

  • Dirk Brom, MD

    Retired Physician

  • Lee Chapin

    National Sales Manager, Sandhills Publishing

  • Carol A. Friesen

    Vice President, Health System Services, Bryan Health

  • 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

  • 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

  • John Miles, Chair

    Attorney, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather

  • Clark Anderson

    Owner, Pair-a-dice Properties

  • Chris Bockmann

    President, Bockmann Inc.

  • Anthony Bonelli

    CEO, The Bonelli Group

  • 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.

  • Jerry Prange

    IT Manager, Nelnet

  • Linda Robinson Rutz

    Retired, Union Agency, Inc.

  • Lisa Smith

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

  • Bill Strain, CPA, ABV, CVA

    Retired Accountant, Strain Slattery Barkley Co.

  • Katie W. Zulkoski

    Lobbyist, Zulkoski/Weber

Why Tabitha

Our Mission

Motivated by Christian compassion, Tabitha delivers a continuum of exceptional and innovative Elder 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.

 

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Tabitha hosted a select group of retired Lincoln pastors, missionaries and their wives at the annual Amazing Grays Luncheon March 16 at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Tabitha in Crete Resident Assistant Britany Kalkwarf was honored with Leading Age Nebraska’s 2017 Excellence in Care and Service Award. Read more.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout the month of April in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

Tabitha recognized a select group of donors and volunteers who give extraordinarily in the pursuit of outstanding, compassionate care for Nebraska Seniors. Organizations and individuals were honored during Tabitha’s annual Into the Blue luncheon March 7 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. Read more.

Tabitha prepares for "March for Meals" month-long fundraiser and the Tabitha 10K and 2-Mile Run April 7, 2018, to benefit Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

As we age, our bodies go through a number of changes. In this health tip, we will discuss changes in sleep and in your skin, and what you can do to manage these changes as they occur.

Tabitha honors the 10-year anniversary of Dr. Heather Fago, medical director of Tabitha Hospice. Dr. Fago works with clients, their families and physicians to develop customized care plans and provide ongoing review of the hospice program in Tabitha’s central and west regions.

Tabitha is proud to partner with the Lincoln Track Club to present the Tabitha 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk on Sat., April 7, 2018. Making manageable changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your health, so start your year off right by setting a goal to sign up and participate in Tabitha’s Walk/Run!

Tabitha is pleased to welcome Alan Uden as chief financial officer. Read more.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels has been honored with a generous donation of a 2018 Subaru Outback from Subaru of America in partnership with Meals on Wheels America. Read more.