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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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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.

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 offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout August in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. 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.

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.