Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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About the community

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 Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at Independence Village of Ankeny

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

Base fees by room type

Studio
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
1 Bedroom
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
2 Bedrooms
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
Semi-Private
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo

*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.

Amenities

Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Podiatrist
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
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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
Kitchenette
Ground floor units
Cable or satellite tv

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

Pets

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

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Catholic services
Other religious services
Art classes

Reviews

4.5

(27 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.6

Care services

4.4

Staff

3.7

Meals & dining

2.3

Activities

4.6

Value for cost

4.4

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2.0
May 25, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
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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!


5.0
April 16, 2021
Patti - Child 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.


2.0
March 12, 2021
Wendy E - Child 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!


5.0
November 14, 2020
John Comer - Loved one of resident/client
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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.


5.0
November 10, 2020
Helen Johnson - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village of Ankeny

All the help is very nice. The food is great! It's very comfortable.


5.0
November 10, 2020
Marilyn Nielson - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village of Ankeny

The food is very good, the workers are very nice and helpful. A very comfortable place to live.


5.0
November 10, 2020
Wanda W. - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village of Ankeny

They are super people. The workers all treated with respect and very gracious.


5.0
November 10, 2020
Jeanne Lentz - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village of Ankeny

It's a great community and has met many friends and activities.


5.0
October 30, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Love Vintage Hills!

Love it! Our mom is in memory care and the executive director is probably the best that we've ever met. He's compassionate, caring and understands what the families are going through especially during this time.


5.0
October 29, 2020
Helen Johnson - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village Of Ankeny

All of the help is very nice. The food is great! It's very comfortable.


5.0
October 29, 2020
Marilyn Nielsen - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village Of Ankeny

The food is very good, the workers are very nice and helpful. A very comfortable place to live.


5.0
October 29, 2020
Wonda W - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village Of Ankeny

They are super people. The workers all treat with respect and very gracious.


5.0
October 29, 2020
Jeanne Lentz - Resident/client
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Review of Independence Village Of Ankeny

It's a great community and have met many friends and activities.


4.0
May 7, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A nice place

I think the person in charge is overworked and unable to do everything that is required in a timely manner. The chef and the food is exemplary. We chose this community because of its location, cleanliness, and the fact that they have a memory care on the campus which we needed.


5.0
January 30, 2020
David Boylan - Resident/client
I’m pleased that I have elected to retire here.

I think anyone would like to live here. There are activities to be enjoyed. There are facilities that meet the needs of retirees. There is a community of retirees from all parts of the state and country. One can enjoy the activities of a large city that is only few miles away from Ankeny. There is a wonderful staff of wonderful people. It’s a great place to sit back and relax.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

March 1, 2020

Hi David, We couldn't be more excited about all the lovely things you mentioned about life at Vintage Hills. We enjoy having you in our community and think it is great that you are enjoying your retirement with us. Thank you for leaving a review.


4.0
September 12, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Nice Place!!

I had recently taken a tour of this community for my mother and I was pleased with how our visit had went. The staff where on time to our appointment and did a great job with the presentation as well as answer any questions I had for them in detail. The property was clean and we had liked the open floor plan. We ended up choosing a different place that was just a little more updated and newer.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

September 20, 2017

Thanks for the high marks. I’m glad you had a positive experience when you visited. Whatever your choice may be, please feel free to call any time if you have questions along the way. We are glad to help in any way we can. Sincerely, Trish Brewer, Executive Director Posted on behalf of Trish Brewer.


4.0
September 12, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Accommodating Staff!!

My mother had recently lived at this community for a short period of time and I was pleased with her experience of this place. It was newer facility so they where still working out some things but for the most part everything went well. The staff where attentive to her needs and I was comfortable with the care she had been receiving. I would defiantly recommend it to anyone interested in an assisted living for there loved one.

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

September 20, 2017

Thank you! I will share this comment with our caring, friendly team and thank them for the difference they make every day. We love what we do and I’m so glad it shows. Sincerely, Trish Brewer, Executive Director Posted on behalf of Trish Brewer.


5.0
June 6, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Care and options

We toured this community for care. I felt like they were trying to see me something instead of informing me on the care that is given. They have fees that are nonrefundable. the community is clean and the environment is not what we were looking for. We recommend that families tour this community for the care of a loved

Response from Independence Village of Ankeny

June 9, 2017

Thank you for your high marks and for visiting our community. Whatever your choice may be, please feel free to call any time if you have questions along the way. We are glad to help in any way we can. Sincerely, Kristen Canham, Executive Director Posted on behalf of Kristen Canham.


4.0
April 21, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
I toured Vintage Hills...

I also toured Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail. This place was also nice, it was clean and everyone from the most part was friendly. Some of the places, though, would not call me back after they evaluated my mother which was very discouraging.


5.0
December 20, 2016
Earl pothast - Toured community
Verified Review

My grandmother lived in another. This is a much nicer place. My mother in law likes this place much better than any of the other places she has seen.


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