Aging Answers Blog
Motivated by Christian compassion, Tabitha delivers a continuum of exceptional and innovative Senior care services that promote the dignity, independence and well-being of older adults. 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.
Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.
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.
Tabitha offers support groups and individual hospice volunteer training throughout November in Lincoln, York, Seward, Auburn, Nebraska City, Aurora, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding areas. Learn more.
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.
Tabitha offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout October in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.
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.
Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Lincoln in Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through August 31.
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, Grand Island’s trusted local nonprofit provider for 20+ years, is up for best hospice and in-home care company in the 2019 Best of Grand Island contest. Vote today.
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.
Sleep is an important part of our day, as up to one-third of our lives is spent in bed. Sleep is restorative, allowing the body time to repair itself at a cellular level and is important to our health as we age. Learn more.
Tabitha recently expanded—adding 14 new private suites and spa area dedicated for short-stay rehabilitation care at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center—LifeQuest. Learn more.
Remember to select Tabitha and use Amazon Smile for Amazon Prime Days, July 15-16. Learn more.
Nonprofit Tabitha has received the Survey Solutions Workplace Transformation Award. This annual honor is given to hospitals and health care systems, nationwide, which have made a transformational change in employee engagement. Tabitha is one of just six to receive this year’s award. Read more.
If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.
Tabitha Residences Cove, Harbor and Seagren House have received the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) Bronze Award—Commitment to Quality distinction. Read more.
As we age, bladder changes are common but can unfortunately disrupt our daily lives. Read more how to keep your bladder healthy and understand the common signs that may indicate a problem.
Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces for the 17th annual golf event at NuMark Golf Course, raising a record-breaking $76,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.
Tabitha believes communities are strengthened when those who live in them inspire, support and serve their friends and neighbors. That is just the case in Columbus where Janelle Prather, Tabitha Hospice RN, lives and works to provide exceptional care to area families. Read more.
Tabitha is committed to connecting with those who have expressed a need for quality end-of-life support services by extending the reach of Tabitha Hospice services to Kearney and Buffalo County. Read more.
Although aging is inevitable for any organ, there are easy steps you can take to reduce and slow down the skin’s aging process. Read more.
The term ‘senior’ has even more meaning at a special senior prom. GracePointe by Tabitha, Assisted Living & Memory Care Suites, hosted its annual spring dinner and dance with a nostalgic ‘Springtime in the Country’ theme. Read more.
Tabitha recognized a select group of donors and volunteers who give extraordinarily in the pursuit of outstanding, compassionate care at Tabitha’s annual Into the Blue luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. Read more.
May is a month of giving in Nebraska, starting with the Grand Island area's Go Big GIVE day of giving May 2, and ending with Lincoln's Give to Lincoln Day May 30. Read more how you can support Seniors this month.
Health changes may affect your driving skills over time, as aging begins to alter your vision, hearing and mobility. Read more.
Tabitha, with the Lincoln Track Club, hosted the third annual Tabitha Miles for Meals Run. Runners, walkers and spectators bundled up to support their friends and neighbors who rely on Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.
Tabitha congratulates TEAMember of the Year, Francie Cable, a patient care coordinator for Tabitha Hospice who ensures clients and families receive exceptional hospice care services. Read more.
Tabitha clinical team members now benefit from another Tabitha Workforce Development project—an in-house CPR lab. Read more.
Tabitha connected a special group of retired Lincoln pastors, missionaries and their wives at the annual Amazing Grays Luncheon. Read more.
Vitamins help us resist infection, keep nerves healthy and help energize our bodies. As we age, getting proper nutrients becomes even more important. Read more.
Tabitha physical and occupational therapists took their expertise to the next level by adding Lymphedema Therapy certification (CLT) to their skillset. Read more.
Tabitha’s March for Meals is a monthlong celebration of Tabitha’s Meals on Wheels program, helping 500 neighbors daily remain independent at home. Learn more.
At each doctor’s visit, it’s important to be open about your health. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally. Read more.
Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Lincoln's Choice Awards for Senior Living, Physical Therapy, Work Environment and Charity/Nonprofit. Please vote Tabitha daily through Feb. 24.
Heart disease is an encompassing term that includes various conditions affecting the heart including coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure (CHF) and heart attack. Learn more.
Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.
Tabitha is proud to partner with the Lincoln Track Club to present the Tabitha Miles for Meals Run on Saturday, March 30, 2019. See our training plans here.
Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors all play a role in influencing our cognitive health, the way we think and learn. Here are some factors that contribute to cognitive health decline.
Aubrey Paulsen serves as a Senior living advocate at Tabitha, offering complimentary expert guidance to help Seniors and their families understand options that best fit their needs, in and out of the Tabitha Continuum. Learn more.
Tabitha was voted the Best Home Care Provider in Lincoln for the 10th year in a row and was among award winners for Best Place to Work, Best Retirement Community and Best Physical Therapy. Read more.
For older adults, eating healthy couldn’t be more important and can have positive effects on chronic diseases. Here are four ways to get your “plate in shape."