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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?

Ottumwa Job Corps' Direct Care Professional Students Graduate from Iowa CareGivers Student “Call to Mentoring”! - Click here to learn more.

Direct Care Workforce Impact Was Focus of Discussion With State Legislators at the Capitol - Click here to learn more and see the full photo gallery.

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

Large health care services provider boosts minimum wage to $15 - Click here to read more.

Check out the latest oral health care articles written by Carol Van Aernam, Registered Dental Hygienist, Iowa CareGivers Consultant. - Click here to read all nine articles.

Hospice Aides, meet Congresswoman Cindy Axne - Click here to read more.