Tabitha Health Care Services—Nebraska’s longest serving hospice provider—announces the addition of Brenda Kastens, LMHP, as Hospice Counselor. Once part of Tabitha’s Adult Day Services, Kastens returned with seven years counseling experience to care for the hospice patients and families in 29 Nebraska counties served by Tabitha.

Kastens is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner who brings private practice and education experience to the Tabitha Hospice team. She is one of two Nebraskan Fellow Thanatologists, receiving her advanced certification in the discipline of death, dying and bereavement from the Association of Death Education Counseling.

Hospice of Tabitha is Nebraska’s longest serving agency providing hospice and palliative care nursing, pain and symptom management and 18-month bereavement support in 29 Nebraska counties. Hospice of Tabitha is Medicare certified and is provided wherever the client calls home—private residence, assisted living or nursing facility.

Tabitha Health Care Services is the premiere provider of Elder health care services promoting the dignity, independence and health of older adults in 29 counties in Nebraska. Tabitha offers rehabilitation; hospice; home care; meals on wheels; adult day services; and, Elder living options including independent and assisted living, long-term care and Green House® Project.

Additionally, Tabitha owns and operates Tabitha Nursing Center in Crete, Garden Square Assisted Living in Crete and manages Lakeview Care Center in Firth.

For more information about Tabitha Health Care Services, contact Eldonna Rayburn at 486-8559 or visit us online at