My Iowa Caregivers Cup
The stressors of direct care have
emptied my care cup.
Direct care requires patience, compassion, and
time honored skills to give care in the
daily living activities of others.
I get tired, fatigued, and
my endurance is in short supply.
I’m thirsty for recognition and support;
for a renewed spirit of knowledge to survive.
I want to continue to love people
and care for them with a joyful spirit.
I can’t do it by myself.
Iowa CareGivers can refill my empty care cup
with knowledge to strengthen me;
with skills to support me;
with compassion to comfort me;
with peers to empower me.
Iowa CareGivers has replenished my care cup
with enthusiasm and passion,
with wisdom and integrity.
I will drink again from my Iowa CareGivers cup.
It “revivifies” my profession of direct care.
I give thanks.
Fran Mancl, CNA
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Advocating for change takes people. But change can’t occur without ACTION! It takes people who know and live the issues. It takes people who are willing to get involved and take action. You can do that today without ever leaving your comfortable chair through Face Book, email, and phone. Please find ways that you can join the effort in educating the public and legislators about who you are, the importance of what you do, and share the direct care issues that are important to you. Here are some examples of how others have gotten involved:
The Cindy Chronicle Educating the public and law makers about the need for affordable health care for those who work in direct care.
Tracy Hoveland Educating US Senator Tom Harkin About the Importance of Retirement Benefits for those who work in direct car.
Tony Wells Educating the media about direct care
Fran Mancl Educating the general public about the importance of educational standards and being viewed as a professional.
Becky Johnson Educating the general public about the importance of direct care.