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 135 years and encompassing 27 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.
Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.
Home injuries such as falls or accidents are a leading cause of death for Americans. Follow these tips to keep your home safe.
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, Place to Work and Speech Therapy.
Tabitha offers a variety of grief and support groups both online and in-person. Learn more.
Has a Tabitha nurse gone above and beyond to deliver compassionate care this year? Vote for these nurses by March 26 to be honored by local Lee Enterprises newspapers during National Nurses Week.
There is a lot of information out there about proper nutrition. What we should or should not eat seems to change every day, and it can be hard to keep track. Here are some ways to start getting your “plate in shape.”
Tabitha welcomes Melissa Murphy as community outreach and engagement coordinator, providing resources to help meet the needs of seniors and families in Kearney and surrounding areas. Learn more.
March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s longstanding Meals on Wheels program. This year, donations will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000. Learn more.
Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Susie Egr to Vice President, Business Development, to oversee business growth, development goals, community partnerships and market expansion opportunities for all Tabitha service lines. Learn more.
Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Karen Cheesman, CBSW, to administrator of Tabitha Hospice. to provide oversight of all nursing and administrative staff throughout Tabitha’s 27-county service area. Learn more.
To have a good partnership with your doctor, it is important to talk about uncomfortable subjects, like recent falls, memory loss or prolonged grieving. Read more.
Tabitha made the top 5 in 7 categories for Lincoln's Choice Awards. Please vote daily through Sunday, Feb. 28 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Physical Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit, Senior Living Community and more.
Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of support groups. Learn more.
Please vote Tabitha through Feb. 14, 2021, for Best of Otoe County in the hospice and home health category and more.
Taking care of your heart is a great step towards the best possible aging journey. By making the following healthy nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices, people of all ages can reduce their risk for heart disease.
A group of speech-language pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists recently furthered their skills to serve clients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions. Learn more.
Our brains are the control center of our body, requiring about 20 percent of our daily caloric consumption to function. The foods we eat play a large role in the structure and health of our brains. Consider increasing or adding the following foods in your diet.
Giving back and spreading the love this holiday season is sure to make your friends, family and loved ones smile.
Lincoln Quilters Guild donated 560 placemats to Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients. In addition, the Lincoln Covid Sewists made and donated 500 cloth face masks to be gifted with the placemats.
Anticipatory grief is a hard journey, and holidays make it even harder. Here are some tips to help cope.
Tabitha was voted the Best Home Care Provider in Lincoln by area residents for the 12th year in a row in the annual Best of Lincoln rankings. Read more.
Tabitha is participating in the upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign. Occurring December 1, 2020, Giving Tuesday is held annually to inspire the community to give back to local charities like Tabitha. Learn more.
Studies show that having an attitude of gratitude can improve overall health. To express more gratitude in your life consider the following tips.
Tabitha Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season. Learn more.
Tabitha Home Health Care’s Dina Robinson serves as Clinical Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Manager. Read more about her role to ensure highest quality-of-care outcomes.
Jennifer Zierott, RN-BC, Director of Resident Services at GracePointe by Tabitha Assisted Living & Memory Care Suites, earned her board certification in Gerontological Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Read more.
Americans wish to remain independent at home as long as possible, but as people age, it can be harder to maintain a home, eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle. Learn what support is available.
Tabitha Residences—Douglas and Residence 2, located in Crete, Neb., have received the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Bronze Award—Commitment to Quality distinction. 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.
Grief at any time is difficult. Grief during a pandemic is even more intense. Here are some helpful tips to help you cope during these difficult and unprecedented times.
Tabitha offers a wide variety of Senior Care options including assisted living. With so many choices popping up in the area, it is important to note not all communities are created equal. Learn more about what sets Tabitha apart.
Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and nonprofit Tabitha welcomed golfers to play for a cause at NuMark Golf Course, raising $65,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.
Tabitha has promoted Felicia Rasmussen, RN, BSN, to director of nursing at Tabitha in Crete—The Gardens Assisted Living. Learn more.
As you age, a healthy lifestyle is far more than what you eat and is the single best way to keep your immune system strong. Here are a few tips to get you started.
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.
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.
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.