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Leave direct care yearly


Largest Sector of Workforce


OF Workforce is women


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?

Congratulations to ALL who Completed Prepare to Care “Core” Class At Hawkeye Community College!!! - Click here

Home Care Aides Graduate from Prepare to Care Core Training! - Click here to view the press release.

New Issue of Hub Newsletter Now Available & Full of “Good Stuff” - Click here

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.

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