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Iowa’s “Care Gap” meets the “Action Gap” 

July 10, 2014
By Di Findley , Times-Republican

Care Gap: According to the State's Direct Care Workforce Initiative, Iowa needs to fill 20,000 new direct care jobs by 2020 while retaining the 75,000 who currently work in direct care, the largest sector of Iowa's workforce. That is no easy feat with an average annual turnover rate of over 60%. The high turnover comes at a high cost in real dollars, costing taxpayers and providers $193 million in 2013 and diminished quality when Iowans who need care are faced with a different caregiver every few months.

 
 

 

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