How We Can Help
Drake Medox has been a proud supporter of the NDIS since its inception in 2017. Whether you require 24x7 support through your Supported Independent Living Plan (SIL) to accessing the community with your Core Supports, we can help. Accredited Nationally through the NDIS, Drake Medox will tailor the supports to ensure you reach your service goals. Your program is developed around the foundation of knowledge, expertise, flexibility and of course our amazing staff. Your goals are our goals and we work closely with you to achieve them. We provide a range of supports services around daily living activities including the following clusters from the NDIS:
• Assist - Personal Activities
• Assist - Life Stage Transition
• Assist - Travel and Transport
• Behaviour Support
• Community Nursing Care
• Daily Tasks & Shared Living
• Development - Life Skills
• Household Tasks
• Participate Community
• Training - Travel Independence
Why Choose Drake Medox as Your NDIS Provider?
Dedicated local consultant
24/7 responsive support
NDIS approved provider (national)
Trusted name since 1971
Specialists in high & complex care
What is the NDIS?
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years the NDIS will provide an estimated 500,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need. The scheme is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
Am I eligible for the NDIS? To qualify for an individual support package with the NDIS, the following requirements need to be met:
- have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
- be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme
- be an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa or hold a Protected Special Category Visa. You can also use the Eligibility checklist to determine if you potentially quality for the scheme.
How do I apply?
If you meet the eligibility criteria you can ask to become a participant by completing an Access Request Form. If you are already receiving disability support services, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will contact you when it becomes available in your area.
What can be funded?
The NDIS has been designed to suit the needs of every individual, and for our clients it can cover things like:
- Daily personal activities
- Transport to participate in community, social, economic and daily life activities
- Workplace support to gain or maintain employment
- Therapeutic supports, including behaviour support
- Help with household tasks
- Assessment of aids or equipment, including set up and training
When and where does the NDIS start?
The NDIS is available across Australia and is rolling out in Western Australia. Check your state and territory to find out about the NDIS in your area.
How is my NDIS plan developed?
Once the NDIS confirms you are an eligible participant, a planner will arrange to meet with you. Attending a planning meeting, either in person, or over the phone, is the best way for the NDIS to gather all your information to develop the best plan for you. During your planning meeting, make sure you discuss the goals/activities/tasks you want to achieve with your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner. They will undertake a full review of the supports and services you currently receive. Using the information discussed, your planner will then develop a support plan that best meets your needs and your goals. Drake Medox would also welcome any opportunity to talk throughout the planning process to discuss your goals and potential support requirements.
How do I select my NDIS service provider?
When you have an approved NDIS plan, you need to understand the different budgets and who can help you start using your plan, and how your plan is managed. It is now up to you to choose what supports and services you feel you need to achieve your goals, who provides them and when and where they are delivered. When you’re working on your support plan, you can nominate Drake Medox at any time as your service provider. Once your support plan and budget are approved, you then select your service provider. If Drake Medox is selected, in accordance with the plan, we then develop and implement your “person centred” support plan working closely with you and your team. You can contact the team at Drake Medox today about the services we provide on 1300 360 070, or email email@example.com or enquire online.
What Do Our Clients Say?
“I would like to thank you for the very high standard of support that continues to be and has been provided to my daughter over the past four years.
My daughter is 22 years old, her disabilities (including Global Learning Delay and severe Verbal Dyspraxia) affect her ability to communicate. Drake Medox's provision of support workers for community access on a weekly basis has helped to improve her quality of life and continued growth beyond the home environment.
Stability and flexibility of staff in relation to her care have fulfilled an important role and contributed positively to the whole family. We feel very lucky to know our loved one is in trusted care.”
- Jodi (client’s mother)
"I currently use Drake Medox for personal care support. They’ve been very helpful! It’s also extremely easy to get in touch with the organisation. No improvements come to mind. I would absolutely recommend them!"
“It's always a consistent service with productive staff. Since January 2016, it's been a good journey and service with them!” – Client
“They send carers to support my family member. I think they are good people. They take my family member out, and to the gym after their accident. They are good when I call and need to change anything, they're helpful. So far everything that I ask they do.” - Client – Fervent
“I have 24/7 support workers and they're all great. I'm there to get more independence and doing lots of cooking and cleaning. They're really good. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. The routine is good, I get to know who is coming in next.” - Client – Barney
“If I could give them 20 stars I would! They go above and beyond the call of duty where others have failed. They give me the will to live and have made it possible for me to keep living at home knowing that they’re there to support me every day!” - Client – Beverly Pound
“I have worked with Drake Medox Canberra as a disability support worker for roughly over 6 months now. Working at Drake is a relaxed environment and you are supported by the management 24/7 if you need help, have any questions or queries. The management/staff are approachable and very supportive. They have flexible working hours which works out great for me as a mum who has to juggle both work and family! They also try and match me with clients that they know I will get on well with. The weekly pay is a bonus. I would highly recommend working for Drake Medox!”
- Client – Chiedza Chogah
Like to Find Out More?
Whether you are looking for disability, homecare or NDIS support services or skilled healthcare or allied health staff, Drake Medox is a great choice. Contact our experienced team today to learn more about our services.