Geriatric counselling can be one of the many measures to help our elders age healthily. This type of counselling is meant to offer assistance to older adults during this difficult transition in their lives.
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High Emotional Quotient
Passion for Mental health Care
Passion to work with the elderly
Quick thinking in a crisis
It is rewarding to make a difference in an elder person's life
Sometimes a counsellor brings hope and a friendly face to a lonely person
Clients may be very interesting and from diverse backgrounds
Good salary potential in urban areas
It is emotionally draining to work against the inevitable
Experience a lot of grief
Education is a long and expensive process
Work may be hard to find- its a very specialised field for a very small subset of the population
Breaking the stigma of mental health care is even more diffiicult with senior citizens
GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Hospital/nursing home/Hospice care
Old age home
Can work in a profession where grief is an everyday occurrence
Have excellent communication skills
Interesting Facts about the career
Geropsychologists are at the forefront of research on questions related to health and aging.
Research in Geriatrics- Research on the aging brain provides clues to the risks and protective factors for mental disorders relevant to individuals across the life span.