You should start by volunteering in hospitals or nursing homes. As a result, you will be in a position to deal with the elder care consulting. Being that you will have to deal with death, memory loss, health issues all the time you will have to prepare for it. This is what will drive you in knowing if you can handle the elderly or not.
After doing that you should make sure that you undertake bachelor’s degree or associates in nursing, counseling, social work or geriatric care services. You should know that you cannot be a geriatric manager before you undertake a four-year degree on the same. With this knowledge you will be in a position to work as health assistant, physical therapy aid, or patient care technician. These degrees course will give you vast knowledge in elder care consulting.
Apart from that, you should spend 2 to 5 years working as elder care specialist. 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. 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. As a result you will be considered an expert in elder care consultant.
Afterwards, you should therefore look for a job as a geriatric manager. In this case you will be employed by clinics or hospitals to advice patients on the senior planning.
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 is important since it will make you visible and known among other geriatric managers. With all this done, you will now be legible to start your own elder care consulting practice.