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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

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?

Letter: Support nurses, backbone of health care system - Click here to learn more.

Thinking Big on Solutions to Address Direct Care Workforce Crisis - Click here to learn more.

Family Caregivers Learn the Importance of Oral Health - Click here to learn more!

Johnson County Looks at Workforce and Family Caregiver Challenges - Click here for the full newsletter.

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