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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?

Lawmakers Urged to Place Priority on Direct Care, Family Caregiver, and Caregiving Issues in 2018 - Click here to watch the WHOTV 13 news segment.

Turning An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Into Something Positive - Click here to read The Des Moines Register article.

The Supply of Direct Caregivers Is Worsening as Advocates Call for More Training - Click here to read the full report.

Tax Reform Likely to Impact Charitable Giving- Click here to read the full article.

Dubuque Telegraph Herald Sheds Light on Direct Care Workforce! - Click here to read the full article.

Iowa CareGivers Welcomes Two New Board Members - Click here read more.

14 More Mouth Care Matters Instructors Join the Corps - Click here read more.