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The Answer Newsletter | Fall 2019


Commit: A Word From Christie

Tabitha Friends,

At Tabitha we’re Committed to Commitment—it can be found at the heart of all we do. It’s what drives us to provide the best quality care for older adults in the state. It’s doing what we say we’ll do. It’s coming through for the families who’ve entrusted us to care for loved ones.

This ‘all in’ attitude resonates throughout nonprofit Tabitha’s 130+ year history. From our humble beginnings as an orphanage to the industry-leading Senior Care provider of today, we carry a strong sense of duty to deliver.

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Leaving a Legacy

Longtime Lincoln residents Sally and Dwayne Dietze grew up giving back to the community in all sorts of ways. Both of their families instilled in them the importance of faith, family and philanthropy. The Dietze family legacy is thriving more than ever through their gifts at Tabitha.

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Personal Loss Leads to a Rewarding Career

Through one of the most challenging periods of her life, Rae Dixon found her calling—her passion for supporting others through their very toughest times. In a span of three short years, Rae lost three very important people: two of her best friends and her father. All were battling life-limiting medical conditions and tragically given only months to live. One friend was being cared for by Tabitha Hospice.

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Serving Without a Second Thought

Every Tabitha client has a story. Over the years, Tabitha has been privileged to learn of incredible Veteran experiences that have been suppressed—even surprising family members once they surface. Long-time Tabitha client and World War II Navy Veteran, Charles Hauptman, 96, shares his D-Day story.

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Getting It Right From the Start

First impressions of a workplace can make or break it for new employees, so it's more important than ever for Tabitha to get it right from the very beginning. So far this year, Tabitha has seen an increase in new hire retention that the Talent and Culture team attributes to an increased focus on TEAMember onboarding. 

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Neal Lyons

Board Perspectives | Why I Serve

Neal Lyons
Tabitha Inc. Board of Directors
Serving since 2018
Chief Financial Officer, Unico Group, Inc.

"Tabitha is a strong and committed organization to the Seniors of Lincoln, surrounding communities and greater Nebraska. As a member of Southwood Lutheran Church I became connected to the leadership at Tabitha. The strength of the leadership and Tabitha as an organization drew me to want to serve and be a part of the team."


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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.

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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.

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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.