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Leave direct care yearly


Largest Sector of Workforce


OF Workforce is women


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?

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.

Olmstead Consumer Taskforce Is Now Accepting Member Applications - Click here to read more.

University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Iowa CareGivers Partnership Made These Oral Care In-Services Possible - Click here to learn more.

PARTICIPATING IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS – Help NEEDED Day at the Capitol by Fran Mancl, Certified Nursing Assistant - Click here to read more.

Save The Date! Sept. 9 & 10, 2019. Iowa CareGivers 2019 Annual Conference. Click here to learn more.