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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?

Presidential Candidates Respond to Questions About Direct Care Workforce - Click here to see their responses and be an Informed Caucus-Goer and Voter!

New Report Shows Direct Care Occupations Earn Median Hourly Wage of $13.80 - Click here to read the full press release.

Caregiving: It’s Universal.
Networking, updating skills, and learning new things… all while having a little fun! - Click here to see the 2019 Conference Photo Gallery.

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Funds Expansion of Mouth Care Matters (MCM) Program - Click here to view the press release.

Keep talking about aging with presidential candidates. Click here to read the full Des Moines Register Opinion Piece.

Registration Now Open! Sept. 9 & 10, 2019. Iowa CareGivers 2019 Annual Conference. Click here to learn more.