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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?

September is Healthy Aging Month! Click here to learn more about the Lifelong Smiles Coalition newly released report!

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is September 13-19, 2020 - Click here to learn more!

Kudos to Mouth Care Matters Partner Western Home Communities! Click here to see why!

"Life on the Front Lines: Direct Care Worker Challenges, Immigration Issues and Quest for Equality” a Future Proof broadcast with Ai-jen Poo. Click here to watch!

Nearly 500 Direct Care Workers Across Iowa Received a Heartfelt Thank You and Gift Card. Click here to learn more.

LET US NOT FORGET THE FIRST FRONT LINE AGAINST COVID-19 - Click here to read Iowa CareGivers’ Response to COVID-19.