|Every day of her nine years in a care facility, my mother was moved, fed, dressed and calmed by competent, empathic workers who were equally compassionate to my devastated
father. We support ICA’s work because it recognizes the critical value of a direct care workforce that joins families in bringing dignity and reassurance to those we love.
Colleen and Bob Jolly, Ames
“A fall from a ladder while putting on Christmas lights left me paralyzed from the neck down. Thank goodness I have had tremendous support and assistance from my mom, son, friends, and neighbors,
but they can’t do it all. If it weren’t for the home care
aides who assist me with the things that most take
for granted…things like showering, shaving, and
eating…I would probably be in an institution.
It is important to me to know that there is an
organization like the Iowa CareGivers Association
that is devoted to serving the support, advocacy,
and education needs of direct care workers…so
they can be there for me and my family.”
Bruce Hamilton, Boone, Iowa
Help Us Touch More Lives!
For 20 years we have been devoted to those who touch the lives of thousands of older Iowans and kids and adults with disabilities every day! As we reflect on the impact we’ve had, it has been significant, but little compared to what we could do with your help.
If you are a consumer or family caregiver whose life has been touched by a home care or hospice aide, a direct support professional, certified nursing assistant, personal care attendant or other direct care professional, please consider making a contribution in their honor.
If you are a direct care professional, your life is also touched every day by the people and families you serve. Make a general contribution in honor of all of the families and consumers who have touched your life.
If you are an employer, direct care professionals are the backbone of your industry, consider paying tribute to them by supporting Iowa CareGivers programs and services.
Thank you for your support!
Pursuing Excellence in CareGiving by Supporting the Direct Care Workforce and the Individuals and Families They Serve.
To learn more about supporting the Iowa CareGivers download the development brochure.
WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Show your support for the work we do on behalf of aging Iowans, Iowans with disabilities, their families, and the paid direct caregivers that support them. Your contribution will support 1) high quality educational programs that increase the knowledge and skills of paid direct caregivers; and 2) advocacy that impacts policies that a) ensure the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones and b) encourage Iowans to become paid direct caregivers and make it a career.
Please note that you will be asked to make your donation in "step two" after completing this form.