Tabitha Residences—Main Campus

Tabitha Residences—Main Campus

About

In a Tabitha Residence, seniors flourish in a restriction-free environment that breaks the mold of traditional nursing care. Residents become part of a family and can be fully themselves, with the freedom to direct their own care and lifestyle—including meal times, social activities, relaxation and more. This revolutionary, innovative atmosphere complemented by Tabitha’s renowned quality of care has been proven to result in better clinical outcomes, reduced hospitalization, a decreased occurrence of depression and loneliness and an unprecedented satisfaction among seniors who are proud to call these communities home.

Part of the original Green House® Project, Tabitha's four main campus residences offer Seniors all the comforts of home, including:

  • Private living space with private bath for each resident
  • Wheelchair accessibility, indoor and out
  • Shared living spaces centered around the living room hearth
  • Around-the-clock kitchen service
  • Large, open dining room, where meals are served family-style
  • Library
  • Comfortably living room
  • Porch, patio, garden and yard spaces
  • Indoor and outdoor security systems
  • On-site laundry

View a video of a typical Tabitha Residence

Location

Tabitha has four residences—Good House, Martin House, Elizabeth House and Martha House—on its main campus in Lincoln, NE, at 47th and J Streets.

View the some of the benefits of Tabitha Residence living from Susan's perspective:

Gina's Story

Gina promised her mother years ago that she’d never put her in a nursing home. When her mom became sick and lost her mobility, however, Gina soon found she was under-equipped to be a long-term family caregiver.

In visiting with a Tabitha Continuum Navigator, Gina discovered a Tabitha Residence to be the perfect solution for her mom’s needs. Today, Gina’s mom lives a life free of the one-size-fits-all, traditional nursing home model: she rises and goes to bed when she desires, she dines family-style with the other residents whom she happily calls friends, and she even gets to continue the gardening hobby she’s savored all her life.

Gina visits nearly every day, and rests in the peace of mind her mom is being cared for with dignity and love, while truly enjoying life’s pleasures and the deep relationships that form and thrive in a Tabitha Residence home.

Why Tabitha

In May 2006, Tabitha opened Nebraska’s first—and just the nation’s second—Green House® Project. A Green House transforms the way care is delivered, departing from the traditional nursing home model by bringing long-term care into a home setting. Today, Tabitha maintains the Green House ideas in the residences on its main Lincoln campus.

One of the first indications that life in a Tabitha Residence is significantly different from a traditional nursing home was when one of our residents asked to eat her first meal outdoors on the patio. Her wish was immediately granted. Since then, her love of the outdoors was served every day weather permitted. Why is this remarkable? For years, the same Senior was cautioned “never to go outside alone." Once in a Tabitha Residence, because she had the assistive technology to keep her in touch with caregivers whenever she was on her own outdoors, she lived on her own terms.

Although Tabitha Residences can't promise medical miracles, it’s true that their residents make remarkable clinical strides. One resident who consistently—and dangerously—had been losing weight in a nursing home began to gain healthy mass as a resident. Another resident, who was nearly bedfast upon admission, today walks to the dining room with a little help from a caregiver. And, a resident determined to walk again by her upcoming birthday took independent steps just days prior to entering her 101st year.

One evening, the main campus residence family welcomed three newly trained caregivers to the household during an evening punctuated with music, dancing, eating, champagne popping and a warmth that can only be felt when one is truly at home. That night, in one beautiful and spontaneous moment, a resident leaned in to one of the guests of honor and whispered, “You know, there just isn’t time to be lonely here.”

William H. Thomas, M.D. initiated the Green House Project, and it currently is being developed in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Cooperative Bank Development Corporation (NCBDC).

Resources

Want to learn more about Tabitha’s innovative residential skilled nursing communities? 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.

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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.

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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.