Tabitha and Immanuel Announce New Collaboration in Omaha

Long-time Nebraska Senior Care providers—Lincoln-based Tabitha and Omaha-based Immanuel—have entered into a new joint venture.

Driven by like-minded values and the strong purpose to support older adults, the two organizations will work together to expand Tabitha’s award-winning Medicare Certified home health care and hospice services to the Omaha-metro area. Tabitha was the first in the state to offer these very services; its home health care began in 1966 and hospice in 1979.

These two nonprofit entities are no strangers to Collaboration; they have a long-standing relationship in the Lincoln market. Currently, Tabitha provides long-term care/skilled nursing via residential style homes at Immanuel’s The Landing in south Lincoln’s Williamsburg neighborhood. In addition, Tabitha Home Health Care and Hospice services are provided on the Landing campus and Immanuel’s recently acquired Grand Lodge.

Bringing close to 20 years of experience in the home health and hospice field, the team has tapped Bridget Caniglia, MBA, MSN, RN—long-time Omaha home health and hospice industry professional—to lead this initiative in the Omaha market. Most recently, Caniglia served as a clinical executive within a local nonprofit home health and hospice agency.

“This venture plays upon the strengths of Tabitha and Immanuel,” said Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha President & CEO. “We deliver exceptional-quality senior care and, combined, have over 269 years of history serving the needs of Nebraskans. In addition to this home health care and hospice focus, Tabitha’s Continuum also includes rehabilitation and living communities. With Immanuel’s vast senior living portfolio presence and solid reputation, we complement each other well. This will help further our long-term strategic goals and most importantly, fill local community needs.”

The joint venture will begin by serving Immanuel’s communities, followed by the general Omaha-metro community. The program is slated to start providing hospice services to eligible clients in early 2022 followed by skilled home health care services in mid-2022.

Immanuel’s president and CEO, Eric Gurley, noted, “As Immanuel continues to strengthen our vision of integrating medical services into our senior living communities, this is a strategic move to collaborate with Tabitha and provide those we serve access to high quality home health and hospice services.  In addition, it furthers both organizations’ missions to fill a need in the Omaha area.”

Hinrichs added, “COVID-19 has magnified the need for at-home care. Now more than ever, it is important to have solid resources for older adults that can be delivered wherever they may call home.”

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