About Our Work

Our Mission


We Believe:

  • You deserve to be empowered during your personal caregiving experience.
  • You can empower others as an Advocate and Facilitator.
  • You are an expert in your personal caregiving experience and that expertise is invaluable.
  • Your expertise can be supplemented with effective and timely training which keeps your skills and knowledge up-to-date.
  • The best way to learn is through a teacher who’s been through it, too.


We Believe:

  • You can transform your expertise into a career as a Caregiving Specialist, Consultant and Educator.
  • You deserve success which will inspire others to believe, too.
  • You deserve timely, relevant insights about your experience that reflect your current reality.
  • Every family caregiver needs an expert with a personal caregiving experience who can offer guidance, suggestions and support.

Our Work


Meet Denise, Our Founder

Denise M. Brown launched The Caregiving Years Training Academy after selling CareGiving.com, which she launched in 1996, in March 2020 to Ohio’s Hospice.


She now focuses on developing and leading training programs for family caregivers, former family caregivers and anyone interested in the personal caregiving experience.


Denise launched several initiatives to ensure the voice and experiences of family caregiver receive the spotlight they deserve. She launched her first online caregiving support group in 1996 and was the first to feature family caregiver blogs. She convened a National Caregiving Conference for four years (2016-2019), honored family caregivers with awards and celebrated their creative side with an online Caregiving Art Show.


Denise began working with family caregivers in 1990 and feels grateful for the opportunity to serve.


Learn more about Denise.

We Understand; Our Ratings Reflect That


Family Caregivers Overwhelmingly Recommend Us

We understand what family caregivers need which means family caregivers overwhelmingly recommend our programs. When you enroll in our training programs, you now have access to successful, proven programs that you add to your work. Our success creates your success.

We ask attendees to our programs, How likely are you to recommend our programs on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least and 10 being the most? We’re so proud to deliver programming that family caregivers will recommend:

    • 96% are strong advocates of all our programs (selected 8, 9 or 10 on the rating scale).
    • 100% are strong advocates of our Family Emergency Planning sessions (selected 8, 9 or 10).
Empower | Transform