Tabitha Offers Hospice Volunteer Training in Lincoln




Erika Balm




Tabitha, your answer for Elder Care, will offer specialized, progressive training for volunteers on the following progressive dates in Lincoln:


Wednesday, Aug. 13

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 16

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 21

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


All sessions will be held in Tabitha’s LifeQuest Rehabilitation Center conference room at 48th and J Streets. Training is free and open to the public. Each participant must pre-register, preferably a week in advance, and complete all three workshops to serve as a hospice volunteer.


Tabitha Hospice volunteers provide respite care, bereavement, companionship, light housekeeping, office and clerical support while providing comfort and joy to Tabitha’s clients. Register today by contacting Susan Eichele, Tabitha Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 402.486.8506 or email


Training is conducted by professional Tabitha Hospice team members. Sessions address the hospice philosophy, the role of each team member, confidentiality, communication techniques, spiritual care, comfort measures, understanding end-of-life issues and managing personal stress. Hospice clients may reside in their homes or a living community. An interdisciplinary team including the client’s physician, nurse, aide, social worker, chaplain, and volunteer work together to make the client’s end-of-life journey as pain-free, peaceful and fulfilling as possible. Tabitha Hospice clients and their families routinely report a high level of satisfaction with the friendship and support provided by Tabitha Hospice volunteers. For more than 30 years, Tabitha Hospice has provided support and care for persons with a life-limiting illness so they might live life as fully and comfortably as possible.


As a nonprofit organization serving 28 Nebraska counties, Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest, with compassionate at-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation, health care and hospice services. For answers to all your aging questions, tune in to Tabitha’s Answers on Aging, airing each Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. on KFOR 1240 AM, or subscribe to Tabitha’s quarterly magazine, The Answer, at