At GERATEC, we are the first to admit that the care of older people is not a business. It’s a passion that drives us to change people’s lives and, in so doing, the world. For us, it’s all personal. But the hard truth is that love and care come at a price.

Working in the care sector, the focus is on improving people’s lives and providing them with the opportunities needed to change their way of seeing their own lives. Whilst doing that, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that care homes and retirement villages are still businesses that need to be managed in such a way to promote growth as well as financial sustainability. Our sector is challenged to stay relevant and financially viable at the same time.

As caregivers, that is not always the easiest thing to do.

That is why we created GERACONSULT. We have spent years fine-tuning the details of what makes a care home or retirement village a successful business and identifying the pitfalls that need to be avoided. Our professional management consulting team assists caregivers like you in reviewing construction and development plans, estimating staffing requirements, evaluating operational requirements, and finally recommending financial and procurement management systems. We are experts in creating effective teams and assisting with organisational transformation.

GERACONSULT consists of three main focus areas:

Organisational Transformation

  • Organisational Transformation
  • Creating Enabling Environments
  • Statutory Framework

Creating Enabling Environments

  • Facility management – best practices that are aligned with business practices yet are focussed on the needs of older people and those who care for them.
  • Facility design – creating spaces that reflect and support the individuals who live and work in them.
  • Environmental assessments and advice – ergonomics create healthy workspaces, the same applies to living spaces where people can age in place.

Statutory Framework

  • Legal compliance
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Operational risk analysis

We understand the importance of a smooth-running operation and assist you in coordinating care between providers, both formal and informal, to create a unified approach. This also allows you to structure your business to encourage social inclusion, creating a human habitat that promotes living while aging in place.

It is important to remember that the provision of care is not a destination but a journey — one that is never ending. With GERACONSULT, the continuous education that is needed on the care journey is simple. You will broaden your knowledge of how to improve service, create a place that people can call home, and support and improve the lives of those you care for every day. With technological, business, and medical advancements abound, it may become difficult to stay ahead of the change and remain the best you can be. But with our help, you’ll stay on top of things without any trouble.

Most of all, we help you focus on relationship directed support while enhancing physical structures and the skillsets of your employees.

The best thing is, GERACONSULT services are completely customisable, ensuring that your unique needs are met with your own tailor-made solutions.

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as other professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your adviser for specific and detailed advice. Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE)