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6 in 10

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?

Iowa's "Care Gap" Meets the "Action Gap" Learn more.

May 2014 HUB Newsletter. Learn more.

April 16, 2014 - Filling The Care Gap: Siouxland faces paid caregiver shortage. An article in the Sioux City Journal. Click here to view the full article.

February 2014 - FREE "It All Adds Up"© Online 2013 Tax Season Toolkit. Learn more.

January 2014 - McMahon Receives Iowa CareGivers “From the Heart” Recognition. Learn more.

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