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ABOUT YOUR ADVISORS IN Milwaukee

Lauren O'DeskyLauren O'Desky
Certified Senior Advisor®

I have always created deep connections with seniors, beginning with my grandparents and now with the families I have the honor of meeting and helping every day.

I am a native of Detroit and a graduate of the University of Michigan where I studied philosophy. After traveling abroad extensively, I settled in Chicago where I worked in the legal technology industry and raised a family with my husband Ryan. In 2010 we relocated to Milwaukee where we planted roots and are raising our three children.

It is a privilege to help family’s navigate during one of the most difficult transition periods of their lives. Whether they are staying in their homes with care or going to a supportive senior community, seniors deserve to know about all of the resources available to them to help THEM be in control. My team upholds the highest ethical confidentiality standards as we work side by side with hospitals, physicians, community partners and other resources to bring choices to our clients.

It is a pleasure to be a contributing editor of senior focused issues in local publications as well as a speaker, educator and advocate for seniors throughout Wisconsin.

Lauren is the recipient of The Rookie of the Year award in 2017 and Franchisee of the Year for 2018.

Courtney Crawford, Certified Senior Advisor Courtney Crawford
Certified Senior Advisor®

I have worked in the Senior Living industry for almost a decade. My background in business strategy and marketing allow me to bring a unique approach to finding solutions for clients and their families.

I was born and raised in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for my Bachelors of Business Administration and my Masters of Business Administration. I have served in various roles for both for-profit and non-profit Senior Living communities in the Milwaukee community.

Working with Oasis Senior Advisors allows me to blend my interest in problem solving with my passion for serving others. My favorite part of my day is educating families and guiding them through the myriad of options when it comes to finances, clinical needs, and an overall plan for the future. No one understands how hard it is to navigate the Senior Living and healthcare world until you are part of it; it’s a privilege to help shed some light on the process!

Kaitlyn Day, Certified Senior Advisor Kaitlyn Day
Certified Senior Advisor®

I have a great passion for seniors and understand the importance of proactively planning in making informed decisions about care for an aging loved one. I have worked as the Director of Operations for a geriatric care management company and have managed assisted living communities for the last few years. I started my career in healthcare as a caregiver, I was working hands on with seniors in an assisted living community and have cared for my grandfather who had dementia. I completed nursing and science courses at Alverno College; graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree.

While having a career in healthcare, I enjoy take a customized approach by working one-on-one with families to manage care for their loved one. While managing assisted living communities, it was important to ensure residents’ care needs were met.

I’m excited to be working as a Senior Advisor at Oasis Senior Advisors because I understand the importance of finding resources that are a great fit for your loved one by taking a customized approach. At Oasis we help families every step of the way on their journey.

Jason Berczy, Senior Care Advisor Jason Berczy
Senior Care Advisor

For as long as I can remember helping others has been my passion, specifically working with seniors. To accomplish this, I pursued a degree in psychology and, shortly after, earned my master’s degree in counseling. Ever since graduating, I have found it enriching to help serve others.

I grew up in Lake County, Illinois, and started my career in counseling. I worked with struggling families to help find foster homes and affordable housing. Once I moved to Wisconsin, I began my career working in the Senior Living industry, and I quickly fell in love with helping seniors. As my passion for helping seniors grew, I began looking for other ways to make a difference. During this time, I decided to accept a role working in hospice care. This was an amazing opportunity for me to connect with seniors and their families and help them in their greatest time of need. Following my time in hospice care, I transitioned back into senior living and accepted a position at Heritage Senior Living. During my time there, I worked very closely with Oasis, and I developed a love for what they do and respect and admiration for their team.

When the opportunity presented itself to become part of the Oasis team and work on a more personal level with seniors again, I was excited to make the switch. This allowed me to combine my experience working in senior living, my passion for helping others, and my love for seniors all into one role. I’m excited to be part of the Oasis team, and I look forward to helping seniors and their families with the burden of finding great senior living that can create high-quality care and peace of mind for everyone.

Carolyn Schweitzer, CAPSW, MSW - Senior Care Advisor Carolyn Schweitzer, CAPSW, MSW
Senior Care Advisor

Carolyn Schweitzer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in marketing. She then graduated with a master’s degree in social work and a non-profit management certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011.

While Carolyn was obtaining her master’s degree, she co-founded a non-profit organization called Dan’s House of Hope (DHOH), which based in Houston, Texas. DHOH helps young adult cancer fighters heal through community, supportive programing and home away from home services that reduce isolation, decrease financial burdens and nourish hope. Carolyn spent two years working for the ALS Association – WI Chapter in Milwaukee upon graduating in 2011. After feeling compelled to assist with getting Dan’s House of Hope up and running, Carolyn relocated to Teague, Texas in January 2014 where she worked as a hospice social worker for Virginia’s Hospice. Upon her return back to Wisconsin in January December 2015, Carolyn worked as the Executive Director for Home Helpers of Greater Milwaukee before settling in at Froedtert Hospital as a Complex Case Manager for the past 6 years. She is thrilled to be part of the Oasis Milwaukee team, helping families navigate these tough decisions with knowledge and empathy.

Carolyn enjoys helping to coordinate the annual 2.5 mile Sweat4Vets walk that supports a different local veteran organization each year. In addition, Carolyn serves on the WI Chapter ACMA board and continues to act as the Secretary on the DHOH board. Carolyn recently got engaged to Owen Halvorson in April 2022 and will get married in October 2023. Carolyn enjoys triathlons, lifting weights, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Cathleen Slattery - Senior Care Advisor Cathleen Slattery
Senior Care Advisor

Advocating for seniors was instilled in me at a very young age. One of my earliest childhood memories was caring for my Grandfather who was blind and lived with us. This molded my future career in healthcare and caring for several family members including both Grandparents, Mother and Father. I was blessed to have the opportunity and recognize the journey is not always an easy one.

I was raised in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Speech Communications. I went on to work at a couple major healthcare companies in the Chicago area. When my Grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinsons and Alzheimers, I shifted my career to a pharmaceutical company. Knowing the impact of certain resources would have on her journey, and it did. I eventually segwayed into senior home care and found my true calling. I have lived in all four corners of the US, Europe and the Caribbean. My husband is from the Milwaukee area and this is where we chose to raise our family.

I understand that navigating the journey of aging in place can be filled with choices and decisions which can be difficult to decipher. I have personally walked this path multiple times. Making financially prudent decisions and personal planning is of the utmost importance in having a smooth transition. I am a Certified Fiduciary and have been a Regional Care Manager for one of the largest home care agencies in the country. This combined skill set, along with my personal journey, allows me to look at all aspects of the decision making process. There are an abundance of resources available and it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. I am honored to be a part of the Oasis Senior Advisors team to continue my quest to advocate for our most vulnerable population. The team of Advisors at Oasis work together, to walk hand-in-hand with our families, to assure all their needs are met.

Elizabeth Edwards, Administrative and Logistics Coordinator Elizabeth Edwards
Administrative and Logistics Coordinator

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Hear From Families We've Helped

Very knowledgeable and helped us find the right place!

- T.N.

North Milwaukee, WI
We were very satisfied with the service we received.

- Jim Biever

South Milwaukee, WI
Very Friendly

- Kim

Grafton, WI
True Gems

- Monica.

Thiensville, WI
If you need assistance in navigating through the complicated maze of senior resources, then Lauren O'Desky is a great choice!

- Steve M.

Lauren was so helpful...she is an amazing person!

- Donna

Cedarburg, WI
I am so grateful for Lauren

- Danielle

Milwaukee, WI
Lauren is amazing, I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone with senior living questions!

- David B.

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.