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Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Priscilla S - Resident/client

Caregivers have been wonderful. Happy with the way things are falling into place and feeling more like home. 4 stars because of could and not being able to have visits or family here.... Read more

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About the facility Independence Village of Ankeny

At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers both assisted living and memory care services.

Assisted Living

Assisted living at Independence Village means services tailored to individual needs. A dynamic calendar of activities keeps our residents active and engaged while senior wellness programs support complete well-being. With maximum independence in mind, our trained employees will provide care in a friendly environment designed to help our residents create meaningful connections.

Memory Care

At Independence Village, we offer an intimate, comfortable setting for individuals requiring memory care support. Suites are filled with soft, natural light and lively colors, and common areas such as living rooms and libraries are just outside each apartment. Professionally trained employees are available 24 hours per day to provide constant support and companionship.

Community Amenities

  • Senior wellness programs
  • Maintenance and housekeeping services
  • Activities areas including a library/computer center, movie theater, game room and more
  • Full-service beauty salon and barbershop
  • Courtyard with a walking path

For over 25 years, Independence Village has been creating meaningful connections with our residents and providing them with personalized...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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 Ankeny is a community within Senior Village Management properties. See all Senior Village Management communities.

Pricing for Independence Village of Ankeny

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Amenities at Independence Village of Ankeny

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
International Cuisine
Professional Chef

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


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
Main Street Shops
Indoor Atrium

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room


Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard
Indoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken



Devotional Activities On-Site
Catholic Services
Other Religious Services
Art Classes

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January 4, 2022
Bill H - Resident/client

Not happy about his rent being raised. Service overall is good have many dry food, would like more sauce on certain things.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

January 19, 2022

Hello Bill, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you feel you're getting a 5-star experience from Independence Village of Ankeny. Over the last two years, we have learned the importance of hiring the most dedicated individuals who want to grow with our organization and provide the best care to our residents. We have also seen the importance of adhering to the highest standards to maintain the well-being of our residents. We have adjusted our rent costs to reflect the elevated cost of living and goods expenses to ensure that the experience we provide matches the level of excellence those we serve have come to expect. We encourage anyone with questions to connect directly with the Executive Director. Thank you for being a part of our Independence Village family.

January 4, 2022
Priscilla S - Resident/client

Caregivers have been wonderful. Happy with the way things are falling into place and feeling more like home. 4 stars because of could and not being able to have visits or family here.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

January 5, 2022

Hi Priscilla, Thank you for your review. We are so glad that our community feels like home. We understand the frustrations and challenges that the Covid pandemic has presented, especially with the previous visiting restrictions, but we are doing everything in our power to keep our residents, families, and employees safe. We are following guidelines from the CDC and the State and are currently allowing our residents to welcome visitors. If you would like to further discuss the details of our visiting policy, please reach out to our Executive Director. Thank you.

December 13, 2021
Jeanne L - Resident/client

Like it here.

December 13, 2021
Carolyn - Resident/client

I love trips foods communication helping from staffs good foods lots of activities.

December 13, 2021
Fritzi R - Resident/client

I love staff the most. Always try to accommodate me and make sure I'm included . Love it here.

December 8, 2021
Gary - Resident/client

Impressed. Everyone works so hard to provide great care!

December 3, 2021
Steve R - Loved one of resident/client
Son of resident

The staff has virtually adopted Mom, taken her as one of their own. The level of care and attention is quite impressive!

December 3, 2021
Jim J - Loved one of resident/client
Perfect place for my Mom!

My Mom has been there for 2 1/2 years now. She transitioned from assisted living to the memory care unit as her dementia has progressed. The staff has been very helpful and caring from day 1. A very nice, bright, and clean facility with awesome employees. The chefs do a great job on the meals as well. Just a great place all around!!

December 1, 2021
KATHY - Loved one of resident/client
Good home.

My sister is happy and content at Independence Village

November 27, 2021
Jennifer Z - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted living at Independence Villages of Ankeny

My dad moved into Independence Villages of Ankeny after living independently for 10 years. This move was a big adjustment for him; however, the staff has really welcomed my dad. He always comments to me that the nursing staff takes great care of him. He loves that the staff takes care of ordering and dispensing his medication. He enjoys the morning exercise classes and field trips. He eats in the dining room at a table of men and refers to them as “my guys.” His one bedroom apartment is the perfect size for him. The maintenance and cleaning staff are wonderful. My dad is so appreciative that he doesn’t have to clean, vacuum or do his laundry anymore. The staff takes care of that for him. I am there frequently visiting my dad. The other residents always go out of the way to stop and talk to us when we’re in the hallways. I will stop in at the nurses station and get a quick update on my dad. I am so appreciative to know that he is in a safe place and that he is well cared for.

November 25, 2021
Steve N - Loved one of resident/client
Caring Staff for our loved one

We moved Mother to Independence Village -Ankeny three years ago. At that time she fit perfectly in assisted care. Recently as her memory has gotten progressively worse, a room opened up in the Memory Care Unit. The staff at Independence Village is amazing. They know our family by name and are always ready to help with everything. It gives our family great comfort knowing that Mom is treated with love and dignity in her later years of life. From the maintenance man, to the chef, to the front office workers, to the caregivers, they all work as a team and are ready to help no matter what we ask. We highly recommend Independence Village Ankeny!

November 24, 2021
William - Loved one of resident/client

I appreciate the services offered for my mother. I often find her her hearing aids not charged or not on her, I find her clean and dressed and well fed. Unclear about what medicines she is taking and how many. Overall, we are content with how mom is cared for.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

December 1, 2021

Hello William, We appreciate your feedback and have consulted our Executive Director who will reach out to you tomorrow about the issues outlined in your review. We recommend if families have concerns or questions that they come directly to our team for assistance. This will eliminate any confusion and quickly rectify any concerns. Thank you for being a part of our Independence Village family.

November 24, 2021
Anna O - Loved one of resident/client
Caring and Responsive Staff

My mom lost her husband last year and decided to move to Independence Village in Ankeny so she could be close to her family. She moved into a one bedroom apartment with a private bathroom and a livingroom/diningroom/kitchenette combo. She brought her own furniture and keepsakes and now has a home she loves! The staff cleans her apartment once a week and they provide all of her meals. They also administer all of her medications. There are always activities that she can participate in or outings that residents can sign up for, which she really enjoys. If she wants to go out with family or to dr appts, she just signs out. She also has been on several short vacations with family without any problems. I love Independence Village of Ankeny because they have dedicated and caring staff. From the Administrator to members of the housekeeping staff, my mom gets the best care. Everyone knows her and makes sure she is well taken care of, both mentally and physically. They are the best!

November 23, 2021
Laura A - Loved one of resident/client
Beautiful facility and the right choice!

I love how this is a small community and the staff and nurses strive to really know the residents. Many also know me as a family member! I like the variety of events and fun outings. The communication has been great via email, texting or dropping in. I feel reassured they're really looking at my dad as a person and helping him thrive.

November 23, 2021
John C - Loved one of resident/client
Very pleased

My first impression of IV Ankeny was the clean open atmosphere and the pleasant smell. Everyone we met seemed happy including the residents. Mom fought us at first but soon became excited to see the apartments. Fortunately the best apartment was available. New paint new carpet and hard flooring seems to happen for each new resident. I have highly recommended IV Ankeny to friends. My family enjoys visiting mom here also.

November 23, 2021
Doc - Resident/client
My Review

Loves the people here thinks we have done a great job with COVID. We have the best leaders (offices) of the building.

May 25, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My review of Independence Village of Ankeny

Our loved one really likes the facility and the space, but with the pandemic there are still some limitations. The biggest improvement this community could make would be to have a consistent work force, there has been a pretty high turnover rate.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

May 28, 2021

Hello, We are happy to hear that your loved one loves our community, and we agree that the pandemic has brought new challenges with it for our industry. We have adhered to the regulations set by the CDC and will continue to do so as we approach our new normal. We are always looking for talented and dedicated people to support our residents and love any referrals from families. If you would like to connect with us directly about your experience, please reach out to our Executive Director. Thank you!

April 16, 2021
Patti - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Honestly The Best

They're wonderful with their clients. If you request something, they're on it, like right now. They keep up on the bloodwork and make sure the residents are seen by the doctor when they need to be. They try to assist the family any way that they can, especially through the challenges of the pandemic. They offer Individualized activities, and would sit one-on-one with the residents to do things like arts and crafts with them. There was always something for the residents to do. They've come up with some pretty unique things too, like going fishing in a pool, artwork and papier mache. Even the staff will make stuff for the residents and make it special for them. Independence Village was a godsend, and they were so good to my loved one.

March 12, 2021
Wendy E - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
our experience

The community is understaffed and unfortunately, some of the staff is just rude. The community was not good at communication between the staff and the families. We would call and not receive a response. I would not recommend the community to others.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

May 28, 2021

Hello Wendy, Thank you for reaching out to us! We have recently acquired this community and are actively working on communicating better with those we serve. During the pandemic, we have adhered to recommendations set by the CDC and will continue to staff according to their regulations as we approach our new normal. We would appreciate connecting with you directly to learn more about your experience. Please call our community and ask to speak with our Executive Director if you would like to help us improve. Thank you!

November 14, 2020
John Comer - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Independence Village Of Ankeny

This is a friendly, helpful, safe, sanitized home for mom. we can rest assured that mom is taken care of and shown the respect and courtesy she deserves. I am proud to recommend this home to everyone I talk to , I am thankful for the safe guards implemented to protect mom during this covid-19 pandemic.

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Independence Village of Ankeny has received an average review rating of 4.6 based on 43 reviews. See all reviews.

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