Drake Medox provides homecare and support for individuals and family members who are in the early stage of onset dementia. Our personalised professional care services can be for a few hours a day to providing a 24/7-hour support programme.
Symptoms vary from person-to-person depending on which part of the brain has been impacted and can include impairments in thought, communication, confusion, or memory loss. Dementia is not exclusive to those living in their golden years, although uncommon, early onset dementia can occur to a person aged in their 40s and 50s.
For someone diagnosed with early onset dementia, it can be a challenging and difficult time for the family. The person may have been in full-time employment or raising a young family, however, with cognitive treatment and early diagnosis it is possible to slow the progression of the disease.
Our strength lies in our ability to find, select, and match the right staff to the people we support. We do this by encouraging families to be actively involved in the recruitment process. It is important that our staff not only have the professional skills, but also have similar attributes to work harmoniously with clients and their families.
It is our goal enrich the lives of our clients and families, by providing a personalised support programme built around our clients’ specific needs. The Drake Medox service also provides families and loved ones with peace of mind knowing that a high level of professional care and support is being provided at all times.
For a no-obligation discussion about our early on set dementia in-home care services, please call our team on 1300 360 070 or submit an enquiry today. We’d love to hear from you.
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
“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
“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