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Leave direct care yearly


Largest Sector of Workforce


OF Workforce is women


Care Workers Needed by 2020

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?

Veteran’s Home… Despite Higher Pay… Tough Filling Direct Care Positions - Learn more.

Ottumwa Job Corps Students Empowered With Scholarships - Learn more.

IA White House Conference on Aging to spark conversation about helping older adults maintain independence - Click here to view the full article.

Successful Financial Training Program Expands To Reach 5,000 Iowa Healthcare Workers In 2015 Click here to view the full article.

Legislators Called Upon to Support Health and Long Term Care Workforce - Learn more.

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