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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?

2023 Conference -Conference Brochure and Agenda Now Available!

Experts Answer Your Questions about the New COVID Booster Vaccine Click here to read the full Q & A

Iowa CareGivers Participates in Iowa Ideas Pre-Conference In-Depth Session: Building Stronger Home Community Based Services
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Conditions of Employment Q&A
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People with disabilities, older Iowans, direct care/support/service workers, and family caregivers are encouraged to weigh-in on this short survey. - Click here to read more.