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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?

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

Who Are Those Masked Mouth Care Matters Instructors!!??-25 Mouth Care Matters Instructors and Iowa CareGivers staff and consultants discussed the current status of the Mouth Care Matters program and making plans for the future. Learn more.

Direct Care Workforce Among Top 5 Issues of Gazette’s Iowa Ideas Conference - Click here to read the full article.

Lives of all Iowans impacted by direct care workforce - Click here to read The Des Moines Register article.

AARP IOWA RELEASES “Across the States 2018: Profile of Long-Term Services and Supports in Iowa”- Click here to view the full report.

Chain Migration For Me, But Not For Thee? - Click here to read The Des Moines Register article.