What is Comprehensive Disease Management (CDM)?

A Comprehensive Disease Management (CDM) program, like the one offered at Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, focuses on providing patients with palliative care and relief from symptoms, pain, and stress caused by serious illness, in addition to assisting them with completing advanced directives and discussing extended health care goals. This care can be provided alongside curative treatment. 

Other goals of a CDM program include helping qualified people become established with Medicare and Medicaid programs, educating on community resources, helping schedule appointments to specialty doctors, and providing a healthcare expert to guide people through the different levels of healthcare.

How do you access the full range of care offered in a CDM?

At a place like Phoenix, they will co-assess CDM with each client in order to best determine how the staff can deliver enhanced quality of life and life experiences. There are many avenues in the full continuum of care:

  • Privately Paid Services: Improving quality of life by help with the things that are most important – meal preparation, grooming and personal hygiene, basic housekeeping, nursing services and one-on-one care are just a few of the services offered under Privately Paid Services. Privately Paid Services can be provided in the client’s home, a nursing facility, or hospital. At Phoenix, they can help whether care is needed for two hours a day or around the clock. This care can be delivered on a temporary or ongoing basis.
  • Hospice: Hospice provides comfort care and focuses on quality of life. Hospice is a benefit that is available to those who are facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice does not give us the power to shorten or prolong life – hospice gives us the power to choose how we live.
  •  Home Health: Home Health services include Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Lymphedema Specialists, Home Health Aids, IV Infusion/Therapy, Medical Social Work, Medication Management and Education, Wound Management, Disease Process Education, and In-Home Safety Evaluations.
  • Private Duty Nursing: Private Duty Nursing is a service where nurses are committed to creating precious moments for children and young adults with specialized healthcare needs by providing highly skilled nursing care and guidance. Through patience, honesty, and compassionate care, Phoenix guides families through each of their journeys. Through the eyes of a child, every day is a new beginning.
  • In-Home Services: In-Home Medicaid Services include homemaker chores, errands and shopping, personal care, education, and assistance with medication set-ups. This is a way to get help with the tasks that may seem simple, but have become an obstacle in daily life.
  • Medication Management: Medication management can be made much more simple and convenient! For example, Phoenix Home Care Pharmacy offers a program called Wellpack that will package your routine medications according to the time of day they are prescribed and deliver them to your home each month. You can also receive inhalers, insulins, creams, and your as-needed medications. The pharmacy can manage your refills and communicate with you and your doctors to ensure you are keeping well.

A Comprehensive Disease Management program can help healthcare providers like Phoenix Home Care & Hospice meet clients where they are and help them get where they want to be by co-assessing their needs and offering a full continuum of care. When people are living with critical illnesses and need a healthcare professional for support and expertise, it is comforting to know they will have someone by their side in whatever the situation or need.


Phoenix Home Care & Hospice

2945 SW Wanamaker Dr., Suite B

Topeka, KS 66614



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