Aging Answers Blog
As the state’s quality award-winning Senior Care expert, nonprofit Tabitha empowers people to live joyfully, age gratefully. Supporting friends and neighbors for over 130 years and encompassing 28 Nebraska counties, Tabitha offers a range of services from results-driven rehabilitation, accessible at-home home health care, innovative living communities and compassionate hospice services. The Aging Answers Blog provides relevant information about senior health, senior living, proactive aging, caregiver resources, hospice, home health care and more, in addition to news about Tabitha.
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Tabitha, Grand Island’s trusted local nonprofit provider for 20+ years, is up for best hospice and in-home care company in the 2020 Best of Grand Island contest. Vote today.
Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of online and in-person support groups. Learn more.
As we age, we may experience an overall decline in the health of our teeth and gums. Here are a few helpful tips to protect your teeth and gums as you age.
Tabitha is proud to recognize TEAMembers who have been accepted into the all-new Nursing Student Program for the July-December 2020 session. Read their stories here.
As we age, we may experience an overall reduced ability to hear things clearly. Learn more about hearing loss and get tips to protect your hearing.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
Tabitha offers online and in-person community support groups and remembrance services this summer.
Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.
As many companies declare hiring freezes, Tabitha is actively recruiting nurses, aides and a variety of other positions. Read more.
As we age, our brains change and we may remember things less sharply and accurately than before. Some memory errors are a normal part of aging, but check out these characteristics of dementia and Alzheimer’s that shouldn’t be ignored.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.
Whether through government-funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid, private insurance plans or out-of-pocket funds, there are many options to pay for Senior Care services. Your Tabitha Senior Care Expert will work with you to determine the options that best fit your needs.
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, when we celebrate this central role, which also ranks as the most trusted profession for 18 years running. Read more.
When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to our presumed priorities. Check out a few ways to bring your personal health back to the forefront of your life.
For those who are able, May offers unique opportunities to make an impact in our local community and in the lives of Seniors in Nebraska whom Tabitha cares for and about. Read more.
Grief at any time is difficult. Grief during a pandemic and social distancing has added challenges. Tabitha Hospice offers a few suggestions to help.
Help Tabitha wipe out Coronavirus (COVID-19) on high-touch surfaces. Donate new/unopened Clorox, Lysol, PDI or CAVI disinfecting wipe brands. Read more.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides tax relief for donors, which is added incentive to donate to nonprofits like Tabitha. Read more.
Tabitha is honored to be among the top award-winners for the Lincoln’s Choice Awards: BEST Home Health Care and among the best for: Senior Care, Senior Living Community, Work Environment and Customer Service.
Calling all of those who love to sew for good. Tabitha needs your help to MAKE face masks and surgical gowns.
We’ll supply the fabric … you supply your time and talent. Learn more.
These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world. Let’s explore each of them more in depth.
As we age, the health of our eyes decline and we may experience an overall reduced ability to see things clearly. Read more about common issues and a few helpful tips to keep your eyes healthy.
Tabitha welcomes Brian Shanks as chief financial officer. He also serves as Tabitha’s corporate compliance and privacy officer. Read more.
If high blood pressure isn't controlled, it can lead to medical complications. Here are just a few tips to prevent issues as you age.
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.
Tabitha is proud to partner with the Lincoln Track Club to present the Tabitha Miles for Meals Run on Saturday, March 28, 2020. See our training plans here.
Participating in social activities can help improve your overall well-being. Here are ways you can stay connected with others and boost your social health.
It is that time of year again, when friends and families gather for seasonal festivities. For some, the holidays may serve as the only time they are able to visit their loved ones. This is an ideal time to do a well-being check too. Read more.
Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.
Tabitha's youngest donor, Braxton Anderson, received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award at the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, held by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nebraska Chapter. Read more.
Tabitha is participating in the upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign. Occurring on December 3, Giving Tuesday is held annually to inspire the community to give back to local charities like Tabitha. Learn more.
As the holidays approach, the Tabitha bereavement team would like to share with you some thoughts on how to take care of yourself when gathering with friends and family this holiday season. Read more.
For many the holidays bring stress—an already busy caregiver finds there’s even more to do during the holidays. Here are some tips to help you make it through the holiday season.
Tabitha Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season. Learn more.
Tabitha was voted the Best Home Care Provider in Lincoln by area residents for the 11th year in a row in the annual Best of Lincoln rankings. Read more.
Tabitha was voted Grand Island Independent’s annual best In-Home Care and runner up for Hospice Care by area residents. Read more.
November is National Home Care and Hospice month. Tabitha celebrates a group of dedicated and talented team members who deliver this care in 28 counties across Nebraska. Read more.
Nonprofit Tabitha received the Star Award at Nebraska Safety Council’s conference and trade show. This annual honor is presented to organizations across the state who have made a difference in workplace safety. Read more.
Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Otoe County in 12 categories, including Home Health/Hospice, Nonprofit and Best Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through Nov. 7.
For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.
Spending some time thinking about advance directives can help you lead the life you want by sharing your health care preferences with your physician, family and close friends. Read more.
Tabitha Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Joyce Ebmeier, was honored with LeadingAge Nebraska’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more.
Tabitha has promoted Katie Lechner to Chief Operating Officer, now overseeing all Tabitha service line operations while continuing to lead the Talent and Culture department. Read more.
Tabitha President and CEO Christie Hinrichs shared a thought-provoking message at the nonprofit’s annual Signature Event fundraiser, held at the Country Club of Lincoln. Read more.
Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.
Recovery therapies all work together with the goal of getting a person back to their prior level of functioning. Read more about types of rehabilitation therapy.
We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.
Strength training not only keeps muscles healthy and strong as we get older, it can also reduce the signs and symptoms of many diseases and chronic conditions including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, back pain and depression. Read more.
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 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.