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Every day, Seniors across Nebraska rely on Tabitha, a local nonprofit, faith-based organization, for services such as in-home medical care, rehabilitation therapy, skilled nursing, hospice, residential living and Tabitha Meals on Wheels. In turn, Tabitha relies on gracious donors to fulfill its purpose of empowering people to live joyfully, age gratefully.

More than 50 percent of Seniors do not have adequate financial resources for the care they need and deserve. Government reimbursement programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, provide payment for only a portion of the actual cost, leaving a major financial shortfall for Tabitha. Yet, we continue to live into a focus of “mission over margin” in service to our friends and neighbors.

Every gift 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? Click here to support friends & neighbors.
Tabitha is a mission-driven, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3), Federal ID #47-0636199.

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 nursing care, then hospice care, through when she passed away more than nine months later. Tabitha donors made this 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. 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

Cameron Zargar covers a podcast interview held between Long-Term Heroes and Tabitha President & CEO Christie Hinrichs. Read more.

Most people have experienced receiving tough news, witnessing the death of a loved one or having traumatic events happen in their lives. Read more to learn how to support someone in your life who is going through hard times.

Tabitha in Crete has received the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's (AHCA/NCAL) Silver – Achievement in Quality Award for 2022.

Help us make Tabitha the Best of York County’s 2022 Best In-Home provider! Read more.

How you eat has a larger impact on your overall health than you may think. Read more of Tabitha's September Health Tip to learn just why gut health really matters!

Vote Tabitha daily and help us reach Best of Lincoln honors in several categories. From Aug. 15-31, make your vote heard at BestofLincoln.net.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels has been selected as a finalist for The Big Give—meaning a potential $100,000 donation from Union Bank & Trust. Seniors need your vote by Aug. 26, 2022. Read more.

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

Tabitha Meals on Wheels strongly depends on wonderful and dedicated volunteers to deliver meals, and is always looking for more individuals, organizations and companies willing to serve on a regular basis. Learn more.

Through Aug. 18, vote Tabitha daily for Best of Grand Island—hospice and in-home care company. Vote online at BestofGI.com and text 645 & 711 to 308.222.3146.

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It is important to make time to enjoy the outdoors. Spending time outside on a daily basis is beneficial to one’s mental, emotional and physical health. Read more.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels partners with the U-Stop Kicks it Back to the Community program. Every Tuesday in July, U-Stop will give two cents from every gallon of gas sold to support local Seniors.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha came together for the 20th Annual Gateway Sertoma Golf Event Friday, June 10. The event raised a grand total of nearly $90,000 for Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Learn more.