Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

About the community

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

Pricing at Independence Village of Ames

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
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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
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

Reviews of Independence Village of Ames


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February 8, 2021
Judy R - Child of resident/client
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A good fit for mom

We chose Independence village because of the location and when looking it had good ratings at the time as well. The room sizes here are very spacious, she is very happy with her space. Overall, it has been a good experience and I would recommend.

September 18, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

Great facility with amazing staff that goes out of their way to help everyone!

August 18, 2020
Betty P. - Resident/client
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Review of The Waterford At Ames

I chose Waterford because the staff are so attentive. If you need something they are there to help. Also, the food and activities are good. Here's to Waterford!

August 18, 2020
Betty S. - Resident/client
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Review of The Waterford At Ames

The people here are so nice and friendly, plus the food is great. The staff does everything they can to help the residents to remember everybody's name now so I can't leave.

August 18, 2020
Dorothy S. - Resident/client
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Review of The Waterford At Ames

A good place to be I must say! I love it here! It's home to me.

August 18, 2020
Alice M. - Resident/client
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Review of The Waterford At Ames

I wanted a new place to call home. My house was too big and my yard was too much for me to take good care of all by myself. When I came to visit I was impressed with the set up and the people are so nice.

August 18, 2020
Judy M. - Resident/client
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Review of The Waterford At Ames

Location= easy to find, buidling= beautiful, inside: rooms 'just your size,' staff A+ and always ready to help and here for us. This is our home!

August 18, 2020
Mike F. - Resident/client
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Review of The Waterford At Ames

An excellent facility that is well kept, with polite and helpful people. 3 meals a day and five-star facility.

October 10, 2019
Anonymous - Resident/client
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Review of The Waterford at Ames

Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, the building is kept very clean and presentable. Very happy with the care I get here.

October 8, 2019
Beau Fletcher - Toured community
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Review of The Waterford at Ames

Waterford staff was very kind and friendly. Community is very clean and inviting. We will be placing my loved one in The Waterford once she is discharged from the hospital.

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