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6 in 10

Leave direct care yearly

75,000

Largest Sector of Workforce

90%

OF Workforce is women

95,000

Care Workers Needed by 2020

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?

Elevate Aging Group References Direct Care Workforce Issues - Learn more.

Prepare to Care Modules Meet Current Federal Requirements for Home Health Aide and Hospice Aide Training - Click here to learn more.

Join the Conversation Hosted by Elevate Aging Coalition at 6 Locations - November 17, 2015
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to learn more.

Voices of Desperation: Iowa's Caregiver Crisis - Click here to read the DM Register article.

Mouth Care Matters Supported by Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation - Learn more.

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