As the need for personal services for seniors grows across the country, so does the network of franchisees at Oasis Senior Advisors. In the past two months alone the Bonita Springs, Florida-based company has added five new franchises in East Tennessee; Central Utah; Southern Phoenix; Northwest Baltimore; and Inland Northwest.
Neal Bowes worked in youth ministry before becoming a franchisee in East Tennessee earlier this year. Neal and his family moved to the area in 2018 and although he saw many great senior communities, there was no one-size-fits-all solution for seniors making a housing transition. That led Bowes to becoming a senior advisor and helping families alleviate stress by narrowing their search to only the communities that are a perfect match for their senior loved ones.
Bowes considers it an honor to serve as a resource for seniors. “I have the privilege of helping to guide families through the challenging process of choosing and transitioning into senior living,” he said.
Rona Rahlf came to Oasis Senior Advisors after two rewarding careers publishing newspapers and most recently leading a business advocacy organization. She became a franchise owner in Central Utah after witnessing personal tragedy. When her father passed away, Rahlf became keenly aware of many people’s lack of knowledge about the needs of the aging.
Rahlf said, “Along the way I’ve heard others express the same sentiment, wishing they had a guide to lead them through the transition and help explore the options available to them. My life’s work with Oasis is to be a personal guide and resource for families during this transition and to serve all with loyalty and compassion.”
Roxanne and Tim LeRoy operate their franchise in Southern Phoenix. Roxanne is a registered nurse and has worked in the healthcare field for more than 30 years. She has experience working with veterans in home health, hospice and acute care settings. Tim’s grandmother lived in a nursing home for years which gave him and Roxanne the opportunity to experience firsthand the decisions that families must make as a loved one ages.
“Our mission with Oasis is to make life easier for seniors and their families to find the right community,” said Roxanne. “We want to build and grow relationships with senior communities and make the senior care process less complicated.”
As a lifelong resident of Baltimore and a twenty-year healthcare industry veteran, Johanna Swanson knows the community well and understands the needs of the seniors living there. That will be a benefit to her business as she grows her Oasis Senior Advisors franchise. A passion for connecting with people and understanding their needs comes naturally to Swanson, who considers her strong suit to be educating and helping individuals so they can make the right decisions.
Swanson said, “Oasis is the perfect fit for me so I can continue to focus on helping families make hard life decisions for their loved ones. I treat every client I serve with the same compassion and loyalty as if they were my own family member.”
Beth Gwinn joins Oasis Senior Advisors as a franchisee in the Inland Northwest area after working for more than a decade at a continuing care retirement community in California. Primarily working in assisted living and memory care, Gwinn enjoys engaging with seniors through activities, current events, music groups and prayer groups. She also ran a cognitive therapy program for residents with dementia or cognitive decline.
“Oasis Senior Advisors allows me to merge my professional work with my personal experience of walking alongside my parents as they aged,“ said Gwinn. “I considered it a sacred privilege to navigate those challenging months with them. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know the seniors in my community and be the lighthouse that helps them and their family find a safe harbor.”
Oasis Senior Advisors offers free, personalized referrals to senior housing and other resources to older adults and their families. Oasis advisors combine their compassionate one-on-one approach with the power of technology to help older adults navigate difficult senior living decisions. Since its inception, Oasis Senior Advisors has helped tens of thousands of seniors find the right resources and housing options to address their needs.
For more information about Oasis Senior Advisors, franchise opportunities with Oasis, or to connect with an advisor, visit oasissenioradvisors.com.