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Size of the Workforce


OF Workforce is women



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?

AARP Releases COVID-19 Nursing Home Dashboard Showing Trends in Iowa and Nationwide - Click here to watch!

Pay Tribute To Direct Care - Click here to learn more about the latest tshirt from Raygun. A % of proceeds support Iowa CareGivers educational programs and advocacy for those on the front lines of COVID-19.

FREE Virtual Community Conversation 2.0 - Click here to learn more & register!

September is Healthy Aging Month! Click here to learn more about the Lifelong Smiles Coalition newly released report!

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is September 13-19, 2020 - Click here to learn more!

Kudos to Mouth Care Matters Partner Western Home Communities! Click here to see why!