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. This is something that will make you strong and help you in developing that enthusiasm of caring for the elderly.
This should be followed by seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing, counseling, social work and geriatric care. It is necessary that if you want to be geriatric manager you will have to undergo four-year degree as you may even get chance to proceed in future. 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. From there you would have boosted your knowledge in the 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. It is your decision and you can use the first 2 years to learn how you can handle financial, legal, and therapy issues in the best way possible better than learning just a single area within a period of five years. Out of five the remaining years can be used in learning how to handle family geriatric planning. With this you will be in a position to come out with a clear understanding of the health care system.
This should be followed by undertaking your masters degree in the same course. Where you will be perfecting in financial and legal planning, the psychology of the aging, ethnicity and aging, death and bereavement, health policy and practicum. As a result you will be considered an expert in elder care consultant.
Having done that you should look for a job as a geriatric manager. What you will be doing as a manger is to advice the patients on the senior planning in the clinic or hospital that you are employed in.
From there you should look for membership with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. With this you will get access to courses, industry news, and able to list your services on their site. As a result, you will be in a position to expertise on your profession. With all this done, you will now be legible to start your own elder care consulting practice.