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Claire MerktClaire 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!

Peggy SchmudlachPeggy Schmudlach
Senior Living Advisor

After volunteering in several nursing homes throughout my middle and high school years and loving it, I knew then what my calling was, working with the senior population. Obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work degree from University Wisconsin Eau Claire allowed me to live out that calling in a professional capacity spending the last 30 years of my life serving seniors in the Madison Wisconsin area. I also possess the credential of Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Throughout my career, my focus and passion has always been to provide compassionate and individualized services to help my clients live out their best lives. I have spent the last 14 years helping seniors’ transition into their next chapter of life in an independent, assisted living, and memory care setting.

I have not only experienced this transition from a professional standpoint but also from a personal one when my dad Carl was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. For the next five years, I supported both my dad and mom through this process assisting them in finding the resources that would allow them to live with dignity despite this ugly disease.

We know that the struggle and frustration seniors and their families face as they work through the complex process of finding the right resources or the right type of care is real which is why our Oasis Madison team is here to serve you. It is with honor that we walk through this process with you!

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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

    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.