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64%

TURNOVER IN 2019 

> 60,000

Size of the Workforce

90%

OF Workforce is women

$13.80

MEDIAN HOULY WAGE

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?

We Can't Do It Alone!During the pandemic, we have dedicated our efforts to addressing the safety, protections, & wellbeing of frontline caregivers. Click here to learn more.

Direct Care Workforce Bill (HF692) Stalled in the House Click here to learn more before the deadline!

House File HF (402) Passes Unamimously Out Of House Human Resource Committee - Click here to read more.

Iowa CareGivers Releases 2021 State Issue Priorities - Click here to learn more

Pay Tribute To Direct Care - Click here to learn more about the latest tshirt from Raygun. A % of proceeds support Iowa CareGivers educational programs and advocacy for those on the front lines of COVID-19.