Feels Like Family, Feels Like Home

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About Rose Senior Living Carmel

Edward Rose and Sons External icon began building homes of exceptional value for families a century ago, and we’ve understood from the beginning that a home is not just walls and plumbing and a roof over the head. No, home is something so much more.

Home is family. 

And how do we know this? Simple. It’s just who we are. Edward Rose and Sons really is a family—not just a name emblazoned on a sign or etched on a business card—and we care about the homes we create the communities we build, and the experiences of the people who live in them. 

It’s this longstanding legacy of understanding home and family that we bring to every senior living community that bears the Rose name. 

We thoughtfully design our communities with real value in mind so seniors can live the lives they want to live—in spacious, comfortable apartment homes with no entrance fee, no worries about maintenance, exceptional services and amenities, access to wonderful dining experiences, and warm and gracious spaces to gather with friends and family. And when a helping hand is ever needed, it’s always right there, with assisted living facilities and memory care available, all under the same roof. 

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Feels like family, feels like home.

That’s been the vision of Rose Senior Living from the very beginning. And it continues today with our partnership with Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. In 2023, Life Care Services earned the J.D. Power award for Customer Satisfaction in Senior Living among independent living residents for the fifth consecutive year. The company also added a #1 ranking for Assisted Living/Memory Care in 2023. Together, Edward Rose and Sons and Life Care Services bring innovative leadership, strong financial stewardship, and decades of know-how to ensure the very finest senior living experiences at every Rose community.

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Our Leadership Team

Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional experiences for the seniors we serve. Click below to learn more about each of our community leaders and how they impact the lives of our residents and family members.

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I began my career in senior living as a Marketing/Sales intern while studying Healthcare Administration at Indiana University. Over the last 8+ years, I have grown into leadership positions from Sales/Business Development to Operations Management. I take great pride in my ability to establish family-like cultures within the communities I oversee and enjoy the relationships I have cultivated over the course of my career.

As the Executive Director, I am responsible for the overall experience of our residents and their families. From housekeeping to nursing, it is my responsibility to ensure that our team members remain focused on the health and happiness of each one of our residents.

I enjoy spending most of my time with my fiancé, Tylee, and our newborn daughter, Eila. I also enjoy playing golf and cheering on my beloved Indiana Hoosiers!

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I graduated from Purdue University in 2002 with a B.S. in Nursing. I went on to earn my J.D. in Elder and Health Law from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2005. I received my Master of Laws in Health Law, Policy, & Bioethics from the IU McKinney School of Law in 2007. From there I began my career in nursing within the rehabilitation hospital community. In 2019, I renewed my Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certification (CRRN). As the Director of Health Services (DOHS), I support our clinical teams efforts to provide the highest quality of care to 60 assisted living and 30 memory care residents. I also serve as a resource to families, guests, and residents. I have been married to Abbey for 11 years and we have two wonderful children, Mila and Eva. I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and firmly believe that I invented Tiktok.

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Colby Lee brings 11 years of experience in Senior Living. She started her career as a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) and grew into a Qualified Medication Aide (QMA). Colby has very fond memories of working as a caregiver in a memory care setting and knew she wanted to make that her life’s work. Over the course of the last 6 years, Colby has worked in various settings and completed regular trainings to hone her knowledge and skills for caring for residents with Dementia. In 2020, she completed coursework and training required to obtain her Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certificate. Colby loves to serve residents by meeting them where they are in their journey and educating our families and team members to do the same. She takes great pride in being an advocate for those that cannot advocate for themselves and ensuring an exceptional experience for everyone that calls Rose Senior Living home. Her favorite flowers are forget me nots, roses, and tulips. She also loves neutral and earth tones and her hobbies include reading, writing, and soap making.

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I graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. I spent five years in the educational publishing industry before transitioning to the human resources field. I strive to create an equitable and fair workplace for all my coworkers.

As the HR Director I strive to find the most qualified talent with an effort to place employees in roles which match their passion, creating a positive environment for the entire community. And as the Business Office Manager I am always available for our residents and their families, helping them navigate whatever financial inquiries which may arise.

I enjoy baking and am always ready to compete with anyone when it comes to board games or card games. I am currently the undisputed chess master of RSL Carmel and will always accept new opponents.

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I bring 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and have received several awards, including the Circle of Excellence award for three consecutive years. The criteria for this award is to maintaining 98% of the annual financial goals and to achieving an annual score of no less than 95% on the customer service satisfaction index.

I have served in my Church for most of my adult life in several servant roles. The role I enjoyed the most was serving as Chairman of the Deacon Board, with a primary responsibility of serving the seniors in our congregation. I am confident this experience has help prepare me for my new role with Rose Senior Living Carmel.

I enjoy spending time with my grandkids whenever possible, and playing golf with friends and colleagues.

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I started working in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2010. In 2019, I was promoted into a Sales and Marketing role with the support and encouragement of my Executive Director and Regional Director of Operations. It has since been a passion of mine to help seniors and their families navigate the unique challenges they encounter.

As the residency counselor, I am the first point of contact for potential residents and loved ones inquiring about independent living, assisted living, and memory care. I provide support and guidance throughout the entire move-in process.

Outside of work, I am taking classes to complete my degree in Business Administration. I enjoy spending time outside whether it’s gardening, kayaking, or taking my dog on a walk!


I have worked in senior living 10+ years. Graduated from ITT Technical Institute with an Associate Degree in Health Information.

As the RSC, I schedule all full and part-time CNA staff to ensure adequate coverage across all shifts. I provide clerical assistance to the Director of Health Services as needed. Occasionally I assist with resident care, as determined by the resident need & staff coverage. I also promote and encourage a positive work environment & open communication.

I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

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I have worked in senior living for over 6 years. I started at Rose Senior Living in 2018 as an Activities Assistant and was promoted into the Life Enrichment Director position in October 2021.

As the Life Enrichment Director, it is my responsibility to help plan, coordinate, and lead a wide and varied scope of activities and programming that meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of our residents.

In my free time, I enjoy supporting our Veterans through various organizations and fundraisers, specifically the American Legion. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.


As Plant Director, I make sure Rose Senior Living Carmel remains in compliance with all Life Safety Codes and State Regulations. I ensure resident service requests are done in a timely manner, and that our community maintains a clean and comfortable environment for our residents and their guests!

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Sharon and all of our grandkids!

Chef Dwight Simmons

I have been in food service in Indianapolis/Carmel for 40+ years. I have served as the head chef at many local restaurants, hotels, and banquet facilities. I have been head chef at the Indianapolis Zoo and Wabash College. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family.

At Rose Senior Living Carmel, I am known as the "King of Seafood" but also happen to be allergic to it. I oversee the food production and customer experience of approximately 125 residents daily. The residents at Rose Senior Living love the unique twist brought to my dishes. I enjoy the challenge of developing a menu that satisfies the diverse needs of each of our residents.

My unique background and experience in the industry put me in a position to offer a balanced and ever-evolving menu that keeps our residents coming back for more! Bon Appetite!

Our Sister Communities

Our same commitment to comfort, care, family, and home is found at every Rose Senior Living community.

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