Bereavement Resources

Supporting You in Your Time of Grief

Tabitha’s comprehensive bereavement program offers support to spouses and family members during a time of loss. Our bereavement services include:

Grief Note

With Christmas and New Year’s behind us, you may be thinking about the next milestone without your loved one present. Even though we wish time had stopped when our loved one died, it carries on.

Time is a great reminder of our loss, especially when special days, such as Valentine’s Day or birthdays, come up on the calendar. When we grieve, we mourn the loss of what was or what we wish had been.

One approach to embracing these special days is to use the time to remember our loved ones and celebrate our love for them. One way to do this is to understand and accept that death ends a life but not a relationship.  Our love for them hasn’t ended.

Remembering is a process of incorporating this ongoing relationship into our lives in new ways that honor and respect our loved one. When we make this process personal and unique, it allows us to choose an activity to celebrate the connection, ultimately bringing us to healing and peace.

Try this out: reflect on something you can do to remember your loved one. Examples include playing a particular song, eating something that was special to both of you or displaying a picture of a place the two of you visited together. Creating and practicing personal remembrances can be painful at first, but they can help us release the pain and free us to make our memories a positive grounding for our lives moving forward.

The wonderful thing about love is that it is truly eternal; the love we give and receive lives on in the people we have loved. It is our hope that this love sustains you and comforts you in your time of grieving.


Tabitha Grief Support Groups & Remembrance Services

Grief and support groups are open to anyone in the community experiencing loss or needing support. Contact us  for more information on Tabitha’s grief groups throughout central and southeast Nebraska.

Tabitha also holds regular Remembrance Services throughout the year to honor your loved one.

Plus, there are internal and external educational offerings on occasion for additional support.

View upcoming grief groups & remembrance services

  

Remembering Angels Dedication Ceremony


Tips for Caregivers

Assisting someone under hospice care can be difficult. Tabitha offers a variety of helpful articles from managing anticipatory grief, taking care of yourself, visiting with children, reminiscing, communication, spiritual health and talking to someone on hospice.

View a library of helpful tips for caregivers of someone under hospice care.

Embrace Newsletter

Tabitha Hospice offers an educational Embrace Newsletter, filled with grief information and support that many have found helpful. By signing up, you'll receive seven issues over the next 18 months.

Sign up for the Embrace Newsletter

 


Bereavement Coordinators


Hospice News

With a passion for helping older adults, Delaney Patten first donated her time to nonprofit Tabitha as a temporary volunteer, then later became an employee and hospice volunteer. Read more.

Senior care advocates celebrated together for the first time in two years at nonprofit Tabitha’s major fundraiser, The Signature Event, Nov. 11, at the Country Club of Lincoln. Read more.

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With a passion for helping older adults, Delaney Patten first donated her time to nonprofit Tabitha as a temporary volunteer, then later became an employee and hospice volunteer. Read more.

Help Tabitha make the final Best of Kearney ballot—nominate us for Best In-Home Health Care company between Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2022.

As an approved education site through the Nebraska Health Care Association, Tabitha is pleased to offer a pathway to becoming a Nursing Assistant (CNA). Space is limited—apply today.

It's nomination time for the Lincoln's Choice Awards. Please nominate Tabitha daily through Monday, Jan. 31 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Physical Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit, Senior Living Community and more.

Nonprofit Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, honored Dayna Swenseth, Director of Nursing as Tabitha’s annual TEAMember of the Year. Read more.

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird joined forces with Tabitha Meals on Wheels Monday to celebrate its milestone of delivering five million meals to Lincoln area residents since its founding back in 1967. Read more.

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Senior care advocates celebrated together for the first time in two years at nonprofit Tabitha’s major fundraiser, The Signature Event, Nov. 11, at the Country Club of Lincoln. Read more.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season. Learn more.

Two longtime Nebraska Senior Care providers—Lincoln-based Tabitha and Omaha-based Immanuel—are collaborating to expand Tabitha's home health care and hospice services to the Omaha metro area. Learn more.

Tabitha was voted the Best Home Care Provider in Lincoln by area residents for the 13th year in a row in the annual Best of Lincoln rankings. Read more.

Tabitha was again voted Grand Island Independent’s annual best In-Home Health Care and fan favorite for Hospice Care by area residents. Read more.

Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best In-Home Care in the annual York Reader's Choice Awards. We need your help to win! Vote for Tabitha daily between Sept. 13-26

Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.

GracePointe by Tabitha, Assisted Living & Memory Care Suites, celebrates 10 years of exceptional quality care. The Senior living community is located on Tabitha’s main campus in the heart of Lincoln, Neb. Read more.