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6 in 10

Leave direct care yearly

75,000

Largest Sector of Workforce

90%

OF Workforce is women

95,000

Care Workers Needed by 2020

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?

LET US NOT FORGET THE FIRST FRONT LINE AGAINST COVID-19 - Click here to view our newsletter about this Pendemic.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)  — STAY INFORMED. Click here for reliable resources.

Life-saving direct care workers earn a median hourly wage of $13.80 - Click here to read the full Des Moines Register editorial.

Annual Conference Dates and Theme Announced! Click here to learn more.

It takes a village to help aging Iowans, and this state needs to step up. Click here to read the Des Moines Register editorial.

Presidential Candidates Respond to Questions About Direct Care Workforce - Click here to see their responses and be an Informed Caucus-Goer and Voter!