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6 in 10

Leave direct care yearly

75,000

Largest Sector of Workforce

90%

OF Workforce is women

95,000

Care Workers Needed by 2020

What's So Special About Iowa CareGivers

Iowa CareGivers, founded in 1992 by a former nursing assistant, exists to ensure that all Iowans receive good care and support when and where they need it. It does that by serving the needs of those, who outside of family caregivers, provide most of that care and support...the direct care workforce.

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What's so special?

What’s So Special About Those in Direct Care?

“They’re like family members.”  — Michael Westaby, Individual Served

“They’re unsung heroes of the medical field…Without them, I wouldn’t probably be where I’m at.” –Bruce Hamilton, Individual Served

What’s So Special about Our Programs? 

Iowa CareGivers Programs prepare those in direct care to serve the needs of Iowans by being:  Prepared, Connected, Informed, and Empowered.

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What's New?

Registration Now Open! Sept. 9 & 10, 2019. Iowa CareGivers 2019 Annual Conference. Click here to learn more.

Know Someone Who is 100  Years Old or Older? - Click here to learn more about an event that will acknowledge and celebrate our valuable and longest living citizens!

Iowa CareGivers Selected as In the Bag’s Charity of the Month Program During August - As Charity of the Month, Iowa CareGivers will receive 25% of their gratuities, a complimentary lunch for our Board, and placement of a promotional piece in all of the lunches they sell during the month of August. Thanks to In the Bag for giving back to their community. Click here for more details.

Mouth Care Matters (MCM) Phase II Grant Awarded to Iowa CareGivers by Retirement Research Foundation - Click here to view the news release.

BWA Foundation Awards Grant to Iowa CareGivers to Enrich the Personal and Professional Lives of Women in Caregiving! - Click here to learn more.

Mouth Care Matters Graduates in Cerro Gordo County - Great Students!  Great Instructors!  Great Supportive Nursing Staff!! Learn more.