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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?

Kirkwood Community College KPACE Students Graduate from Mouth Care Matters - We wish all graduates the best in their future classes. See the photo gallery.

Iowa Selected for National Initiative to Advance Strategies forSupporting Family Caregivers - Click here to read the press release.

2018 Conference Photo Gallery - Click here to check out all of the photos from our Cultivating Caregivers Conference!

Check out the latest edition of The HUB Newsletter - Click here to view the full newsletter.

Iowa CareGivers recaps 2018 and Shifts Focus to 2019 During Annual Meeting - Click here to read more and view the photo gallery.

Direct care workers deserve higher funding - Click here to read the full Des Moines Register letter to the editor.