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.
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, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout the month of June in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn 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.
Tabitha Offers Grief Groups, Remembrance Service and Hospice Volunteer Training throughout May.
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.
Tabitha Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season. Learn more.
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."
Studies show that people who regularly perform intentional acts of gratitude experience a variety of health benefits. Read more here.
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.
Tabitha is gearing up for the global Giving Tuesday campaign. Occurring on November 27, Giving Tuesday is held annually after Thanksgiving. Tabitha is a grateful recipient of a $10,000 match, provided by Thrivent. Learn more.
During National Home Health and Hospice Care Month, Tabitha honors the dedicated nurses, therapists and aides who provide exceptional quality health care and supportive services in clients’ homes throughout Nebraska.
Tabitha is privileged to care for our nation’s heroes and cater to their unique needs. As a member of the We Honor Veterans program, Tabitha Hospice provides specialized services to veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. Learn more.
Cats are the most requested therapy animal after dogs, but make up only three percent of all therapy animals. Therapy cats can offer comfort and healing, and more are needed. Read more.
Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.
Tabitha Hospice welcomes nurse practitioner Chelsea Enninga. She will work closely with the medical communities in and around York and Grand Island, Nebraska. Read more.
Community supporters gathered at the Country Club of Lincoln for Tabitha’s annual, Signature Event, a fundraiser to ensure Nebraska Seniors receive the exceptional care they need and deserve. Read more.
Have you ever thought about planning for your health future? Spending some time thinking about your advanced directives can help you lead the life you want throughout your healthcare journey.
Older adults are especially susceptible to complications from the flu. Protect yourself this season by knowing how to prevent your susceptibility with these tips.
Aging adults can find balanced strength in mind, body and spirit with these tips.
For seniors who live on their own, independence can be threatened when faced with health challenges. Advances in home health care technology such as VoiceCare and telemonitoring can help.
According to many researchers, continuous learning has a limitless positive effects for all adults, especially as we get older. Read more about the benefits of learning something new.
Mindfulness, or being in the present moment, has a variety of positive health benefits. Read more about how to manage stress and make mindfulness part of your healthy aging journey.
One thing is certain – we all want certain memories, experiences and dreams to be remembered for generations to come. One way to build a legacy is to write an ethical will. Learn more.
As the medicine cabinet fills up, keeping it all straight can be tricky, but vitally important for overall health. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when starting a new medication. Be sure to ask these questions.
To someone with a terminal illness, every day matters. Knowledgeable, experienced leadership is essential, and Tabitha Hospice utilizes Dr. Kevin Reichmuth as medical director and local expert.
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.