Journey House

Journey House SNF for End-of-Life Care

About

Journey House SNF for End-of-Life Care was Lincoln’s first Medicare-certified skilled nursing hospice community. It provides loving and compassionate care in a home-like setting for individuals who need a skilled nursing level of care on their end-of-life journey.

At more than 8,000 square feet, and located on Tabitha's main campus in Lincoln, Journey House accommodates 12 private suites, each intentionally designed to help families create lasting memories in a family home environment.

  • 12 spacious, private suites for families to enjoy moments together
  • Shared living spaces centered around the home’s living room hearth
  • Chapel/meditation room
  • Outside spaces designed for tranquility and comfort
  • JJ’s Retreat children’s playroom
  • Guest bath
  • Round-the-clock skilled nursing care in a home-like setting

Location

Alexis's Story

Alexis knew it was probably one of the last visits she would make to her grandmother, but she was nervous and afraid. Betty had been hospitalized a handful of times during the past year, and Alexis felt uncomfortable and sad seeing her grandmother in a sterile environment connected to machines and monitors.

Her worries melted away in an instant when she walked through the doors of Journey House. The home immediately felt warm and inviting, and a staff member even greeted her by name. Betty’s room was adorned with family photos and mementos, and Alexis stayed for hours listening to stories, sharing about her own life, looking at old scrapbooks and learning about her family tree.

As it turned out, Alexis and her family enjoyed three more months and many more visits to Journey House before her grandmother passed away there, peacefully. It was a time full of joy and heartfelt moments right up until Betty’s final hours, which she spent in the company of those she loved most.

Why Tabitha

At Journey House, life’s final journey is embraced in the compassionate care of Tabitha’s renowned hospice services and interdisciplinary end-of-life care team. The community and its caregivers place an emphasis on quality of life using a combination of pain management, medical treatment and therapies, spiritual support and proactive social services. Journey House provides comprehensive support to seniors in their final season of life, and their families, as together they build legacies to last generations.

Resources

Want to learn more about how Journey House can help you or someone you love celebrate life, even in its final season? Contact a Tabitha Continuum Navigator today or call 402.486.8520 for more information. We’ll connect you with the Tabitha resources that best fit your own or your loved one’s aging journey.

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