Why Give

Give to Seniors

More than 50 percent of those Tabitha serves have outlived their financial resources and cannot afford the cost of their care. Government-run reimbursement programs only cover a small portion of this cost. This is a critical community issue, and Tabitha’s goal is to say ‘yes’ to those in need, providing exceptional service and care to our friends and neighbors in greatest need. We can only do this through dedicated and generous community supporters. 

Tabitha Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, gifts are Tax Deductible, Federal ID #47-0636199.

Donations to the Tabitha Foundation help us provide loving support that is otherwise unaffordable to many Elders. For those we serve who are struggling financially, government-run reimbursement programs and their individual resources are not enough to cover the cost of care. Donations help to make up part of that shortfall.

At Tabitha, we are proud to be in service to a mission. When clients and families come to us in need of a daily meal, support at home or skilled nursing care, we won’t say no, we’ll say yes.

Every gift we receive makes a life-changing (and sometimes life-saving) difference to those we are privileged to serve. Each of us has the opportunity to make a difference. Will you?

Catherine's Story

Catherine came to Tabitha for skilled nursing care two years after her husband lost an almost decade-long battle with cancer. Their life savings spent on his treatment, Catherine knew her resources wouldn’t last long, and she was afraid for the future.

Thanks to the generosity of many faithful contributors, Tabitha could continue providing for Catherine’s needs, even when her money ran out. She received the same quality, compassionate care as her journey led her through palliative care, hospice care and finally when she passed away more than nine months later. Tabitha could say yes because our donors made it possible.

Your Gifts at Work

Lydia Wetzel of Benedict, Neb., turned to Tabitha Hospice for help. At 57 years old, she was suffering from late stage cancer, had met with her doctor and her family, and knew the time was right for hospice care. But with no insurance, piles of medical bills and a recent denial from the government for supplemental security income, Lydia didn’t know how she would pay for the care that could help not only herself, but her family cope with the final stage of her life. Before the cancer, Lydia loved playing the piano and taught others to love it, too. She spent her time giving back as a Christian school teacher and donating her time and much-appreciated baked goods to her local church.

The caregivers at Tabitha Hospice heard Lydia’s story and knew they could help. Turning to the Tabitha Foundation, Lydia was able to receive nursing visits, medication and equipment because of the generous donations others made to Tabitha Hospice. Because of these donors, Lydia was able to spend the final days of her life lovingly supported by the compassionate care of Tabitha Hospice. At Tabitha, we continue to serve older adults, not because it’s the profitable thing to do, but because it’s the right thing to do. But care to those in need could not be possible without the support of our generous donors.

News Feed

Chris Wismer, Tabitha Hospice Administrator, was recently appointed as the community engagement chair of the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association (NHPCA). Wismer was one of the Nebraskans present at the recent Management and Leadership Conference and Advocacy Intensive in Washington D.C.

Nine-year-old Braxton Anderson, of Calloway, Neb., recently made a $3 donation. Those 12 quarters and a request for others to follow his lead has turned into almost $12,000 and counting for the longstanding Tabitha Meals on Wheels program. Read more.

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Before you enjoy the rays this summer, consider the risk. Skin cancers are the most common forms of cancer in the U.S. Decrease your risk, and enjoy the sun by understanding how to protect your skin.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces and welcomed golfers to play for the 16th annual golf event to raise money for Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

Giving to worthwhile charities and nonprofits can sometimes put a kink in your shopping budget. Check out these programs that allow you give money to Tabitha while you shop, both locally and online.

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Keeping medications straight can be tricky. To help manage your own medicine cabinet and prevent future medical issues, keep track of existing medications by developing a system. Read more.

Proving you’re never too old for a senior prom, GracePointe by Tabitha Assisted Living & Memory Care Suites hosted its annual spring dinner and dance with a ‘Rolling Into the Fifties’ theme. Read more.

Tabitha in Crete—The Gardens Assisted Living community was honored with the Best Programming Award by the Nebraska Assisted Living Association at its recent annual spring Convention in Kearney, Neb.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, congratulates Tabitha TEAMember of the Year, Stacy Clark. Clark is a continuum navigator in Tabitha’s central and western regions, which includes the cities of Grand Island and York, NE. Read more.

After bilateral knee replacement surgery, Bruce seamlessly transitioned from hospital to home thanks to Tabitha’s continuum of services. Read more about his short-term rehabilitation therapy experience here.

There’s no cure for memory loss, but some studies show that lifestyle changes may help keep your memory sharp. Consider increasing or adding the following foods for a brain-healthy diet.

Adults who engage in exercise decrease their risk for and even lessen the symptoms of heart disease, osteoporosis and other illnesses. Consider small, simple ways you can stay active with this health tip.