Home Health & Hospice Care

Skilled care options for seniors

Hospice and Home Health offer skilled medical care tailored to seniors' needs, each with a unique focus. Hospice provides compassionate support for individuals with terminal illnesses and their families, offering comprehensive team-based care. Home Health, on the other hand, specializes in treating chronic illnesses or injuries while prioritizing the overall well-being of seniors.

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HOME HEATH CARE

Promoting wellness at home

Home health care aims to support individuals in their recovery from illness, surgery, or chronic conditions, both medically and non-medically. The primary focus is on fostering independence and enhancing overall health and functionality.

The focuses of Home Health are to:

  • Recover
  • Regain your independence
  • Become more self-sufficient
  • Maintain your current condition or level of function
  • Slow decline
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HOSPICE

Empowering end-of-life care

Hospice empowers seniors to embrace their final months with dignity and autonomy, offering support as their focus shifts from cure to comfort. Early enrollment in Hospice enables families and seniors to better manage pain and symptoms, alleviate caregiver stress, plan for future care preferences, and cherish quality time together during life's closing moments.


  • Provides support and care for those in the last phases of a life-limiting illness.
  • Focuses on quality of life for individuals, caregivers, and family
  • Assists in honoring and carrying out end-of-life wishes, from a special meal or visit to bucket list activities.
  • Supports caregivers and family through grief.
About Us

Meet our team

Tabitha Home Health Care & Hospice, a collaboration with Immanuel, provides services to those in Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Saunders and Cass Counties. We are neighbors serving neighbors wherever, whenever, and however you need us.

Tabitha — a pioneer in home health care and hospice — has been serving Nebraskans since 1886 and has living communities in Lincoln, Crete, and Grand Island. 

Immanuel has served seniors for over 135 years and currently has 18 retirement and care communities and three PACE® Centers in Nebraska and Iowa.

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Bridget Caniglia

Administrator, Home Health & Hospice, Emerging Markets

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Amber Converse

Director of Operations

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Bri Torres

Director of Clinical Services

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Dr. Erin Dahlke

Tabitha Hospice Medical Director

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Katie Lechner

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr. Devin Fox

Associate Medical Director

Features & Benefits

What makes our hospice care different?

We understand that each individual's journey is distinctive, and their end-of-life care should reflect their unique needs, values, and wishes. Our approach to hospice care goes beyond conventional standards, focusing on personalized, compassionate, and holistic support for seniors and their families. 

Our Hospice care is appropriate for any individual diagnosed with a progressive, life-limiting illness or condition with a prognsis of six months of less, if the illness or condition takes its normal course. 

It allows you or your loved one to live final months comfortably wherever you call home, rather than seeking ongoing curative treatments. 

Coverage begins at no cost to qualified individuals with Medicare Part A benefits.

Care is not limited to six months; some individuals may receive hospice care longer and it can be discontinued at any time by completing a signed statement. 

*Medicare will continue to pay for covered benefits for any health problems not related to terminal illness.

Tabitha collaborates with local community organizations to host pinning ceremonies to honor those who have serviced our country. 

This celebration may be attended by a Tabitha social worker, nurse, chaplain, and/or volunteer coordinator. Our ceremony is tailored to meet the needs of the Veteran, including requests for private ceremonies.

We recognize Veterans by providing them with a pin and a certificate that reflects their branch or service. Prayers, uplifting songs and poems are shared while surrounded by the love and comfort of family and friends.

We aim to make dreams come true for seniors, and in doing so, improving the equality of their lives in ways medicine alone cannot. Our program gives you and your loved ones the opportunity to have an experience that otherwise may not be possible.

This may include having a friend brought to the bedside for a few final moments of comfort, or visiting an old neighborhood full of cherished memories. The Tabitha Foundation works alongside our hospice team by coordinating these last wishes to help seniors live life to the fullest.

If you or your loved one would like to be visited by another Veteran, our hospice volunteer coordinators can arrange this for you. These volunteers are specifically trained to work with seniors under hospice care.

Hospice Care

Service area map

Our hospice services are provided in the following eastern Nebraska counties: Saunders, Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass.

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