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Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

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Amanda W - Loved one of resident/client

wonderful place for my grandma to spend her final years. the staff were so helpful and caring!!! they were a huge help in the transition process and even helped get hospice arranged for my grandmother. would highly recommend to anyone looking for a caring and fun filled assisted living location.... Read more

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About the facility Independence Village of Ames

Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village of Ames, we enjoy spending time getting to know our residents and helping them explore the best living options for each of their specific needs. We’re here to assist with daily tasks like housekeeping, getting ready for the day, or even home maintenance, but also available to enjoy a friendly conversation. We are dedicated to making each day, for every resident, the best day.

Community Amenities:
•24-hour staffing
•Three restaurant-style meals and snacks served daily
•Large, elegant dining room with private dining rooms
•Housekeeping and laundry services
•Scheduled courtesy transportation
•On-site beauty salon/barbershop
•Well-stocked library
•On-site therapy services
•Activity center with games
•Religious services
•Visiting post office
•Daily newspaper delivery
•Walking path
•Monitored community security system
•Maintenance staff on duty
•And more

Community Activities
At Independence Village, our Life Enrichment team plans tons of activities each day that cater to our residents’ unique interests. From live entertainment to educational seminars, there are activities that everyone will enjoy and look forward to.

Daily Dining Experiences
Our culinary team strives to make each dining experience truly remarkable. We know our residents, so we know what they enjoy the most and work...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
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Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independence Village of Ames is a community within Senior Village Management properties. See all Senior Village Management communities.

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Amenities at Independence Village of Ames

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
High Acuity Care
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Ground Floor Units

Facility Amenities


Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Property Convenient to Public Transit


Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Game Room


Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken



Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

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March 28, 2022
Amanda W - Loved one of resident/client

wonderful place for my grandma to spend her final years. the staff were so helpful and caring!!! they were a huge help in the transition process and even helped get hospice arranged for my grandmother. would highly recommend to anyone looking for a caring and fun filled assisted living location.

January 21, 2022
B J - Loved one of resident/client
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Very happy

My mother is very happy here. They have activities like cards, afternoon snacks, music, the casino, other day trips around the community and more for the residents to do. My loved one does not participate in all things but for the majority she does and she likes it.

November 9, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

Our cooperative community with partnering with Independence Village. I have been impressed with the staff of this community and believe this partnership with Vintage of Ames will be a very positive venture.

November 9, 2021
Sandi and Dave A

We live in the Vintage Co-op in Ames Iowa and the staff at Independence Village have made 3 meals for us. They are truly ambassadors for their facility. Even with Covid they served a beautiful Valentine, St. Pats and last night a Luau. We had to pick up 2 but they brought one to us. We really enjoyed their friendship and hospitality. They went above and beyond. Thanks

November 9, 2021
Anonymous - Resident/client

One person from Vintage moved to your Ames facility and her children spoke very highly of your facility. Independence Village has been really hospitable in treating us to meals were delicious and fun sharing with other members of our community. Thank you

September 17, 2021
Fran - Resident/client

Nice space, people are nice! Food is delicious!

September 17, 2021
Margaret S - Resident/client

I was here for a respite stay. The staff was very nice to everyone - and accommodating. Whenever button pressed they came and helped. The food was excellent! Very pleasant room / place. NO objections!

September 17, 2021
C B - Resident/client

Everyone is SO helpful. They want to please. The food is good!! Almost all residents are friendly and helpful. I'm glad I'm here.

September 17, 2021
Chris A - Loved one of resident/client

I came to this community to visit and it's really beautiful. The residents seemed really happy together. The staff was very personable and genuinely showed that they care. The chef made a great meal for us too! Very happy!

September 17, 2021
Shirley&Gus B - Resident/client

Staff are very helpful. It's near my family. Clean. Allows personal to [unreadable] free to do personal important in own activities and QUIET.

September 17, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client

It will be nice if one of the dryers that currently doesn't work gets fixed. Nice when all of us get Channel 5 back. Good food service don't have to wait a long time to get the meal assigned to a person. Don't have fancy ham just plain ham.

Response from Independence Village of Ames

September 20, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you are impressed with the food. The dryer has been fixed. Unfortunately, Channel 5 not working is a provider issue that we are unable to resolve. We encourage you to reach out to the Executive Director at the community if you would like to further discuss any concerns. Thanks.

September 17, 2021
Dave B - Resident/client

Very helpful, polite when working with you. Food is great. Enjoy the help because I have macular eye disease and they help me when I need it. Really happy that I get to have my dog Zoey and how much love she gets.

September 17, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

I am the trustee for one of the residents. The staff is friendly, helpful, and supportive. It is always nice to be welcomed. Independence Village is beautiful and very well cared for.

September 17, 2021
Kayla - Industry reviewer

The staff strives to provide quality patient-centered care. They are knowledgeable about their residents. Independence Village of Ames has a fun, bright atmosphere.

September 17, 2021
Sophie - Industry reviewer

I really think the staff and tenants care for each other here, and the overall ambiance is positive, bright, and kind!

September 17, 2021
Kessa - Industry reviewer

The staff help to build a positive, fun environment, and truly seem to care about the residents overall well-being and what is best for each individual.

September 11, 2021
Lindsey - Loved one of resident/client
Couldn't ask for a better transition

The process of moving my mom in and getting her transitioned to assisted living after being on her own for so long was outstanding. She received the perfect amount of attention and service, yet autonomy to grow herself in her new home. She loves the staff and her new resident friends. The engagement of my mom with the activities and social aspects has been a perfect balance for her... and she is enjoying her days. While my family was looking for safety for her, we found that... and happiness, which was the ultimate goal!

August 27, 2021
Sandi A
My review of Independence Village of Ames

We live in the Vintage Co-op in mes Iowa and the staff at Independence Village have made 3 meals for us. They are truly ambassadors for their facility. Even with covid, they served a beautiful Valentines, St. pats Day and last night a Luau. We had to pick up 2 but they brought one to us. We really enjoyed their friendship and hospitality. They went above and beyond. Thanks

August 14, 2021
Emily G - Industry reviewer
Warm, inviting community!

I had the chance to visit Independence Village of Ames last week and the community was so incredibly warm and inviting. There were residents and staff socializing together everywhere you looked--in the lobby, in the activity rooms, and on the front porch as you walked in. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming! The life enrichment director, [name removed], was delivering a Just Peachy mobile cart full of home-baked snacks and cocktails door to door to each resident, how fun!

August 10, 2021
Mary S - Industry reviewer
Wonderful place to call home

This is a wonderful community that engages with residents and makes them comfortable in their new home. Staff are very friendly and willing to help!

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Independence Village of Ames has received an average review rating of 4.8 based on 51 reviews. See all reviews.

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