Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

About

To help seniors get back on their feet after a hospital stay, or for longer-term care, Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska, offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care communities that offer compassionate care for our temporary and long-term residents.

Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been named among the “Best Nursing Homes in Nebraska” by U.S. News & World Report based on superior scores from annual state surveys. Our flagship skilled nursing community also boasts consistently high ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, along with excellent client satisfaction scores.

All Tabitha skilled nursing communities, including Tabitha Residences, receive perfect 5 out of 5 overall rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Location

Paul’s Story

Paul, a happily-single bachelor his whole life, lived independently at home well into his 80s. But with no family members nearby, small signs of age began to create larger challenges.

With the help of a Tabitha social worker, Paul recognized the upkeep of his home was something he no longer enjoyed nor was able to do as well as he once did. A Tabitha Continuum Navigator worked with Paul to begin in-home support services providing light housecleaning and companionship. Grateful for the help, Paul welcomed additional support from Tabitha later that year to assist with medication management, particularly his insulin regimen for diabetes treatment.

When a Tabitha team member arrived at Paul’s home one day to find him life-threateningly dehydrated and weak, Paul was immediately hospitalized, where he recovered for several weeks. Back home, Tabitha again was there for Paul with increased services including Meals on Wheels, and bathing and hygiene assistance in addition to continued medication management and housekeeping services.

As his health declined, Paul’s relatives leaned more and more on Tabitha to help monitor Paul’s condition and needs, and to recommend and provide services to meet those needs.

“We got a call from Tabitha telling us Uncle Paul wasn’t doing so well,” said Paul’s niece, Margie. “We knew his health had declined, but living an hour down the road we weren’t able to check on him daily. Tabitha helped us realize at that point that Uncle Paul needed more help, and we knew we could trust the advice of the people who had been giving him such reliable, wonderful care.

“At first we worried about his acceptance of the situation, but working with Tabitha was easy, and the staff was so reassuring both for us and for Uncle Paul.”

Soon after, with his and his family’s blessing, Paul made his new home at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln.

“When I look at him now, he seems happier, cleaner and more alert than I can remember seeing him in a long time,” Margie said. “He’s a wonderful, caring man who always tried to do whatever he could for other human beings in his life. I’m glad he is cared for now by the same kind of people he always was to others.”

Why Tabitha

Recovery and Rehabilitation Care

Skilled nursing and rehabilitation care is provided when a person needs nursing or rehabilitation experts to manage, observe and evaluate recovery care. Often, seniors come to Tabitha following a surgery or hospital stay. Rehabilitative and recuperative therapy is given for a short period of time and may be paid for privately or by individual insurance plans, Medicare or Medicaid (based on coverage and qualifications).

All short-term residents at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center enjoy complimentary transportation to Tabitha from the hospital (Tabitha is conveniently located within minutes of Lincoln hospitals), customized continuum navigation for an individual’s care planning, rehabilitative care plans initiated within 24-hours of admission and modern, private-occupancy rooms.

Long-Term Care

Long-term care is a more permanent living option for those with chronic illness or disability. An experienced nursing team aids in the tasks of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, dining and other personal care. Costs of services are paid for either privately or by long-term care insurance plans, Medicare or Medicaid (based on coverage and qualifications).

Long-term care residents at Tabitha receive the benefits of our continuum navigation and social services, available physician services, beauty/barber shop services for an additional fee, and engaging daily activities ranging from games and social groups to musical performances, community outings and more.

Resources

Want to learn more about life at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? 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.

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.

Falls may be common, but they don’t have to be a normal part of aging. With just a few simple changes, you can decrease your risk for falls and injury.

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.

Home injuries such as falls or accidents are a leading cause of death for Americans. Follow these tips to keep your home safe.

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.