One thing to begin with is to work as a volunteer in hospitals and nursing homes. As a result, you will be in a position to deal with the elder care consulting. This is one of the hardest things as you will have to be ready for memory loss, death and health issues all the time. As a result, you will be strong and develop that enthusiasm in handling such cases.
This should be followed by seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing, counseling, social work and geriatric care. You should know that you cannot be a geriatric manager before you undertake a four-year degree on the same. This is important as it will show that you are a professional who can work as home health aide, physical therapy aid or a patient care technician. These degrees course will give you vast knowledge in elder care consulting.
Another thing that you should do is to spend 2 to 5 years working in elder care. In the clinics or hospitals or nursing homes you will be tasked with a lot of activities such as technician, personal care assistant, nursing home living aid, personal care assistant, a home nurse, administrator or customer care. You will be privileged to learn how you can handle legal, financial, medical and therapy within the first two years which will be more successful than a person learning one area in 5 years. Out of five the remaining years can be used in learning how to handle family geriatric planning. This is one of the important areas as it will help you in understanding all the important areas regarding health care system.
This should be followed by undertaking your masters degree in the same course. In this you will be studying financial and legal planning, the psychology of the aging, death and bereavement, ethnicity and aging, health policy and practicum. After undergoing this, you will now be considered an expert in elder care consulting.
Afterwards, you should therefore look for a job as a geriatric manager. As a geriatric manager your duty will be to advice the patients on the senior planning for the people who are aged.
From there you should look for membership with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Of which you will be able to access the courses, industry news and even able to list your services on their site. This will help in building your professionalism in your area of expertise. Having all the knowledge, experience, skills and membership you will be now at ease to commence elder care consulting practice of your own.