Geriatric Care in Onawa denotes the process of planning and coordinating the care of the elderly and/or disabled to improve their quality of life and to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Such a geriatric care plan is modified for each individual's circumstances on comprehensive assessment. The healthcare and psychological care are combined with services such as: housing, home-care services, socialization programs, financial and legal planning. Professional geriatric care managers in Onawa develop and modify the plan for monitoring of the effectiveness of the components of the care plan. This is accomplished by combining a working knowledge of health and psychology, human development, family dynamics, public and private resources and funding sources while advocating for their clients throughout the continuum of care.