Every day, older adults 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 older adults 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.
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Tabitha is a mission-driven, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3), Federal ID #47-0636199.
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.