The opportunities in senior care employment are on the arise with about 40 million in 2011 a figure that has risen in the next ten years. Physical and financial logistics and their healthcare needs should be planned for.
With all these there is a new career that has emerged known as elder care consulting. Managing the elderly is planned and set up by these consultants. Elder care consultants also work as elder care planners or geriatric managers.
Volunteers who work in a hospital or a nursing home get the knowledge of how to deal with elder care expectations.
The experience you get you an in-home care you can then be able to handle other positions like registered nurse, clinic assistant, personal care assistant, and even be able to handle other positions like hospital administration or front office.
The experience garnered is valuable and helps in planning an elderly’s geriatrics. It is easy to understand the response that family’s have on the issues that arise. A previous carer can also work in an in-home or even volunteer to get experience and possible rank as a consultant which will help in understanding the health care system.
The coursework involved in the degree for geriatric care management include legal and financial planning, death and bereavement, ethnicity and aging, practicum and health policies that is why every elder care consultant should aim and getting this master’s degree. Becoming an expert in caring for the elderly comes after one has gone through the rigorous training of geriatric management.
One can be considered qualified even without a degree if they take courses in legal planning, financial planning, health policies, death and bereavement. The coursework taken enables one to take the position of an elder care consultant with the ability to assist a family that is going through some of the topics that are covered in the course.
You can find a job in hospitals or senior resident homes and clinics for the position of a geriatric care manager. You can also consider opening your own consulting company or getting a salaried job.
To have access to different courses, be listed and get industry news you should register and become a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Manager (NAPGCM).
Armed with credentials, necessary experience it is possible to start a consulting practice for elder care. Open up offices in your home and away from home to be able to serve your patients efficiently and don’t forget to set up a website.
[Finally, customers should be priority.