SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care in Scarsdale welcomed a new employee, with an article written by Abigail Sprague, marketing specialist, Lawrence Community Health Service.
Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care welcomes Nurse Practitioner Karol DiBello as its new leader in expanding the organization's innovative palliative care program.
As a nurse with years of experience, DiBello spearheaded a very successful palliative care program in New York City, and is very excited to be partnering with Lawrence Medical Associates and Jansen Hospice in fostering this burgeoning field of palliative medicine. Her expertise in improving quality of life throughout all stages of serious illness will have an instrumental impact on the palliative care in the community. One of DiBello’s primary roles is alleviating pain for patients with serious health conditions for an extended period of time.
Unlike hospice patients who are believed to have six months or less to live, DiBello’s patients are burdened by the symptoms and stress of life-threatening illness, but are not thought to die in the foreseeable future. DiBello visits with patients and their families in her office in Scarsdale and also travels across Westchester to visit patients in the comfort of their own homes. She helps them understand and manage their diagnosis, and stays in constant communication with their physicians to ensure holistic support in her approach.
DiBello has an extremely positive perspective about working with people who require her services. She encourages patients not to give up on experiencing the best quality of life possible, no matter how grave their diagnosis. She reinforces the notion that people with life- limiting disease are experiencing a natural progression of life that shouldn’t be marginalized. As a result, she provides unrestrained care and companionship to all her patients, with the goal of making each individual feel important as well as physically, emotionally, and spiritually sound.
Perhaps DiBello’s strongest gift is helping patients and their families determine the proper course of treatment for each individual case and when they should look to Jansen Hospice to maximize overall care. One family in particular said DiBello “made it easy” to deal with illness, and she offered the support they needed to overcome initial fears and anxieties. DiBello’s dedication improved the quality of life for this family, and she strives to minimize the hardship of serious illness for as many people as possible. Jansen Hospice is thrilled to have DiBello on board and extremely excited to see how her cutting-edge program helps people in the community.
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