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We Make Finding Senior Housing Simple


Raymond F. Shafer, IIIRaymond F. Shafer, III
Certified Senior Advisor®

I was born and raised in New York’s capital region and have lived here my entire life and currently live in the city of Albany. I love the area and the change of seasons and the variety of things to do in our area. For 25 years I worked in Information Technology as a programmer/analyst and manager in both the financial and health care industries.

Over the last few years, I’ve spent a great deal of my time helping my parents. As they’ve aged, they’ve needed more assistance with chores around the house and with day to day life. We eventually came to the difficult decision to move them out of their home that they’ve lived in for the past 10 years and into a place that offered more support and amenities for the aging. The time spent finding a new place to live that would give them the peace of mind and comfort that they needed was a difficult and daunting task. With my father’s health issues, I spent a lot of time with my mother finding the perfect place to live where she would be able to care for my father and have an active community lifestyle which she had been lacking. Both my mother and father love the community that they live in and are much happier and active now that they live there.

Personally, knowing how emotionally and physically draining it can be to find the right place, I’m here to help with a personal one on one approach catered to your individual needs. Oasis offers me the ability to help people and their family find the perfect place to live that will support them through their elder years and give them a place that they can call home.

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Hear From Families We've Helped

Generous and compassionate council was a real help.

- Mark W.

Syracuse, NY
Ray was so generous with his time and was an amazing listener.

- Val W.

The Oasis Process

Oasis Senior Advisors is a FREE service that provides experienced, professional help in finding the “right” senior living community.

  • 1 No-Obligation

    A FREE, no-obligation consultation,so you’ll know what to expect and how we’re going to help you.

  • 2 Identifying Your
    Lifestyle Needs

    An in-depth discussion to identify lifestyle preferences, care needs, location and financial considerations.

  • 3 Reduce Your
    Monthly Costs

    Helping you look into available funding options, such as Veteran’s Aid and Attendance, Long Term Care benefits, reverse mortgages––anything that can help reduce the monthly housing cost.

  • 4 Personalized List Of
    Local Housing Options

    Providing a personalized list of the local housing options that will best meet your specific needs.

  • 5 Touring The

    Setting up tours at each community you select, and then going with you until you’ve found the “right place,” and you feel confident with your choice.