The Answer

The Answer Newsletter | Summer 2019

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Courage: A Word From Christie

Tabitha Friends,

COURAGE, that’s what it takes to ensure nonprofit Tabitha evolves to meet the needs of older adults. COURAGE to move forward with innovative programs even though government reimbursement does not begin to cover the full cost of care for Tabitha programs already in place. One of the most important things we do is enCOURAGE you to think about what’s next in terms of your Senior Care needs and give you the support to put them into action.

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The Advantage of Really Being Connected

Dr. Gerald Tharp, GracePointe by Tabitha resident, reaps the benefits of being proactive when it comes to his aging journey. Read more about the health and cognitive benefits of being social.

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Leader to the Core: LPN to LPN Nurse Manager

Clients and families experience Tabitha’s exceptional CARE firsthand, every day, because each TEAMember approaches their work with Tabitha’s Core Values in mind. Mindy Mohler is a prime example of Tabitha’s strong attention to Culture in action. Read about her journey from LPN to LPN Nurse Manager.

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Leave a Gift for Tomorrow

Ruby Augustine. Tabitha donor, volunteer and former client, takes ‘living by example’ to heart day in and day out. Read more about Ruby and get information on gift annuities.

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A 90-Minute Difference

Kristin Wortman manages to fit in delivering meals to Lincoln neighbors in spite of a hectic schedule, thanks to the flexibility of the Tabitha Meals on Wheels volunteer program. 

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Board Perspectives | Why I Serve

Aloha Schmid

Aloha Schmid
Tabitha Foundation Board of Directors
Serving since 2018
Retired RN, Tabitha Hospice

Aloha Schmid, Tabitha Board Member, knows firsthand what it takes to deliver Tabitha’s exceptional Home Health and Hospice services to the state’s Seniors. After all, she provided expert care for two decades.

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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.

Nominate Tabitha by June 30 fro Best of Lincoln in Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work at www.BestofLincoln.net.

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.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of online support groups. Learn more.

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.