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Every day, over 2,000 Seniors in 28 Nebraska counties 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 Mission of providing exceptional and innovative care that promotes the dignity, independence and well-being of older adults.

More than 50 percent of those served 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 Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, gifts are Tax Deductible, 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.

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Tabitha offers support groups and individual hospice volunteer training throughout September in Lincoln, York, Seward, Auburn, Nebraska City, Aurora, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding areas. Learn more.

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.

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All of Tabitha’s 11 skilled nursing communities have earned a five-out–of-five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services based on a rigid collection of quality measures. 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.

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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.

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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.

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