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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?

Iowa Nursing Facility Staff Turnover Summary Report 2012 – 2015 - Click here to learn more.

ISSUE: Direct Care Workforce Central Data Base System - Click here to learn more.

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation & Lifelong Smiles Coalition Receive Iowa CareGivers 2017 From the Heart Recognition for Their Commitment to Improved Access to Good Oral Health Care For Older Iowans Through Mouth Care Matters, Oral Health Training for Those in Direct Care!   - Click here to learn more.

Donna Cheers AND Sally Chapman, Hospice Aides, receive Iowa CareGivers 2017 leadership award! - Click here to learn more.

Ottumwa Job Corps Students Attend Iowa CareGivers Conference on Scholarships and Benefit From “Bob Sorenson Memorial”. Click here to learn more.

Valerie McDaniel, Madison County Public HealthReceives Margaret Swanson Legacy in Giving Award for 43Years of Service in Direct Care - Click here to learn more.

Brush up on your Oral Skills! - Click here to learn more.

Congrats to Iowa Valley Community College Students – Marshalltown For Completing “Prepare to Care” Core - Click here for more details. .