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Meet the Madison Team

undefinedClaire Merkt
Senior Living Advisor

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and currently live in Waunakee. My family includes my partner of 30+ years, our 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. I am the youngest of 7 children and grew up with a strong sense of family. My father passed away when I was a teenager. This was a huge loss for me. Currently, I balance life and work as interchangeable parts. With great pride and love, I was a primary caregiver and support to my mom for many years, until her passing in late 2018.

I've spent most of my career working with/for seniors. It's a passion and a calling! I've worked in healthcare, rehabilitation, case management, and a variety of senior living communities. Thank you for allowing me, and our Oasis Senior Advisors team of support, to help you locate and secure the services and resources you desire!


undefinedLorie Kenseth
Partner Liaison

I was born and raised in Madison. I loved being a Madisonian so much that I stayed to attend and graduate from Edgewood College. I will always be a Madison girl even though back in 1990 I did move all the way to Stoughton. My parents are from the area and my two adult children live in Madison and Monroe, so we truly are a Wisconsin family.

I have been working in the healthcare industry for the last 13 years. I have held a variety of positions including working with medical device companies, a hospice provider and couple of senior living communities in Madison. I love that fact that my career has a direct impact on people’s lives and that I spend my days helping families.

Working at Oasis allows me to take all the experience and knowledge I have gained both personally and professional and utilize it to help seniors and their families. I work to understand their wants and needs then identify what services truly meet them. Helping families during their time of need is a privilege and I feel blessed that I can do this for a living.

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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
    Consultation

    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
    Communities

    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.