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shirleyandbobWhen my husband, Bob, passed in 2015 I donated his memorial to Iowa CareGivers to help support a grassroots awareness campaign to honor all who work in direct care.”  — Shirley Sorenson  

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A Tribute to My Mother

Photo: L to R: Fran Mancl with his mother Margaret.

"She was the one who taught me the real heart of compassionate caregiving."

I made a contribution in memory of my mother Margaret and I am grateful how Iowa CareGivers has my back and supports my passion.  Because of that I can continue to do what is important to me in making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable Iowan. Fran Mancl, Certified Nursing Assistant

"We contributed to Iowa CareGivers because of our experiences with caregivers for my mom and dad over the past 3 years. We had 50 different home care aides in a single year assisting my mom before she died.  It is obvious to me that the needs for everyone are great and growing.  There is importance to be stressed that home care aides or direct care workers are important to older Iowans and their families.  We must ensure we have educated, skilled, compensated, and prepared direct care workers.”    
Michael Wolnerman, RPh, CCIM, and Family Caregiver.


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