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> 60,000

Size of the Workforce


OF Workforce is women



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?

COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes Increased 400% from August to September 2021 in Iowa - Click here to read more.

Mouth Care Matters (MCM) Phase II Continues with Grant from RRF Foundation for Aging
Click here to view the press release.

Home Care Aide Talks with President Biden- Click here to watch the video.

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.

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