Allied Services Palliative Care Team Brings on Added Support

Palliative care is a growing level of specialized medical care for people living with serious chronic illness. The care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress that the illness can cause. The main goal – improve the quality of life for the patient and their family.   

Allied Services Palliative Care team is the region’s only community-based certified palliative program due to the nurse practitioners’ expertise, and the fact that the team’s medical director is a board-certified Palliative practitioner.  

With two nurse practitioners – Kara Mohan, MSN, CRNP, and Danielle Riggi, FNP, DNP, CCRN – the Palliative Care program at Allied Services is helping provide palliative care to a broader community base.   

Kara Mohan has been with Allied Services Hospice and Palliative Care since 2019. She received her bachelor, master, and post-masters degrees from Binghamton University.   

Danielle Riggi joined the team in early 2022 to help the growing program serve more patients. Riggi earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, then her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College -followed by her Doctor of Nurse Practice from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  

Through their patient-centered approach, Kara and Danielle work alongside their patient’s other physicians to provide an extra layer of support. This team approach helps to address each individual’s specific needs and preferences, along with helping to prevent and/or relieve suffering through early assessment and correct treatment of issues – whether medical, social, or spiritual.