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Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

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Melissa - Loved one of resident/client
4.0
Would Recommend

Our experience has been okay, and I would recommend them overall. The other residents are awesome. We've just experienced some loopholes/Issues trying to get things done, so we've had to do lots of follow-up.... Read more

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About the facility Independence Village of Waukee

At Independence Village, residents receive quality care in Waukee, Iowa. Caregivers provide personalized care, delicious meals, and an abundance of activities to fulfill your wants and needs. The community offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services. Maximize your retirement at Independence Village.

Care at Independence Village is designed to help you create meaningful connections while receiving quality care. Staff is available 24 hours a day to provide continued support and companionship through personalized care. Dynamic activities keep residents active and engaged, while senior wellness programs support holistic well-being.

Regardless of care level, residents are accommodated in a space that is both beautiful and safe. Independence Village offers studios as well as one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Suites are filled with soft, natural light and lovely color schemes, and common areas such as living rooms and libraries are just outside each apartment.

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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.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Independence Village of Waukee is a community within Senior Village Management properties. See all Senior Village Management communities.

Pricing for Independence Village of Waukee

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Amenities at Independence Village of Waukee

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops
Barber Shop

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory Care Only Community

Languages spoken

Russian
Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Cooking Classes

Reviews

for Independence Village of Waukee
4.4(111 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Meals & Dining

4.6

Care Services

4.4

Activities

4.4

Staff

4.7

Value for Cost

4.4

Overall Experience
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3.0
JH - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 9, 2022
Verified Review
Super Friendly Staff but onboarding process needs improvement

A little dissapointed. They need to improve with the onboarding process. The director seems to be clueless, with what's going on. We picked this community because, they had a doctor on site, they offered gradual care as needed, it was a close location, and the meals appeared to be good. They need to improve on, little things like leaving a note, and indicating that things were fixed. It would also be nice, if they had a schedule of laundry days on the door, to help the residents remember things. The staff is super friendly. When they engage with the residents, they are super nice to them.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Staff

2

Value for Cost

3

Response from Independence Village of Waukee

November 11, 2022

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you are enjoying our incredible staff. We are always looking for ways to improve communication and are happy to provide the laundry and housekeeping schedule for easy reference. We encourage you to continue to work with our Executive Director to quickly resolve any concerns. To do so, please call the community and ask to speak with our Executive Director. Thank you.


4.0
Melissa - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 24, 2022
Verified Review
Would Recommend

Our experience has been okay, and I would recommend them overall. The other residents are awesome. We've just experienced some loopholes/Issues trying to get things done, so we've had to do lots of follow-up.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Independence Village of Waukee

October 27, 2022

Hi Melissa, Thank you for your review. We are so happy you are enjoying the other residents and appreciate the recommendation. We are glad we were able to connect with you to discuss your concerns. Please continue to reach out to our Executive Director with any additional concerns. Thank you.


4.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 10, 2022
Verified Review

I think they’re very good overall and would (and have) recommend them to others. That said, no organization is perfect and IV has some opportunities to improve internal communication. For instance, they still publish activities, critical contacts and much other important information exclusively by printed paper.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

3

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Independence Village of Waukee

October 18, 2022

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are always looking for ways we can improve our communication, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. There are two email distribution lists that families and residents can be added to for additional communication. One is for general community information and updates. The other is for weekly activity lists, which are sent out the Friday of the week before. If you would like to be added to those or discuss this further, please call our community and ask to speak with our Executive Director. Thank you.


5.0
Ed W - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 5, 2022
Very Pleased With Care

My dad had complications after heart surgery. He also has dementia. He is receiving skilled nursing care. The staff is friendly and caring. We are thankful to have this care so close to our home - also in Waukee.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

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3.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
August 31, 2022

The Village is very comfortable place to live. Very clean, fun activities and friendly and helpful staff. However; the food preperation could use some improvment.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 27, 2022
Verified Review
Tour experience

The gal who was giving us the tour was WONDERFUL and so nice. When we were walking around though, the other staff members would not make eye contact with me or greet me. It just did not seem like they liked their job and these were the people who would have been taking care of mom. I liked the look of the facility itself but I did not love the room, they were outdated and more institutional feeling.

Response from Independence Village of Waukee

August 4, 2022

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear about your experience touring our community and would like to connect with you directly to learn more. While we understand that our community may not be the right fit for everyone, it is our mission to provide the best experience possible for our residents and families. If you are interested in further discussing your experience and the opportunities we have for improvement, please call the community and ask to speak with our Executive Director.


4.5
D.K. - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
July 25, 2022
Verified Review
Recommend it!

I don't know if I could have found another place who does as well. The people here are great and the .5's in my ratings are pertaining to them being unable to get people in, like housekeeping. I understand that that's a problem across the board, but other than that I'm very pleased. Communication is very good; I'll text people, they respond well and they take care of things. Their maintenance has been fabulous, within two days someone is in fixing and taking care of things. I don't have any complaints at all. I would struggle finding another place that does as well for him, listens to me, connects with me, and does what needs to be done. I am very involved and I'm unsure if that makes any difference to people who aren't as involved with their loved ones - but that's just how I am!

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4.5


5.0
Virginia S - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 6, 2022

So happy to have found Independence Village of Waukee. They have a very caring staff who likes to help if needed. There are many planned activities, if you wish to participate. It is located around grocery stores, food etc... They offer many extras, like a garage and storage.


5.0
Jo S - Resident/client
Assisted Living
July 6, 2022

This an extremely "great place" to live-all employees are very helpful and friendly! The staff is always available to assist or answer questions you may have... The maintenance staff is very helpful to any problems you may have in your apartment.


4.0
Donna L - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 30, 2022

The efforts of staff members doing a good job make this a nice place live to live.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

3


5.0
Barb M - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 29, 2022

I moved in here in [date removed]. I only had a virtual tour and my first time here was moving day. I love this place. The staff is absolutely the best. I have made many friends since I have been here. They keep us busy with so many fun things to do. I would recommend this place to everyone. I am so happy here.


5.0
Jake T - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 29, 2022

The life enrichment team is great. They provide so many activities to keep us busy. I really enjoy living here.


5.0
Donna L - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 29, 2022

Staff member do great job, in making this a nice place to live.


5.0
Lynn H - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
December 10, 2021
Verified Review
Smooth Transition

My parents really like it here. Their only complaint is the food. There was a problem with a chef leaving, so the food is just inconsistent. But they like the activities. Everyone seems really friendly. And the staff are very willing to help. They made the move-in process and transition go smoothly.

Response from Independence Village of Waukee

December 13, 2021

Hi Lynn, Thank you for your five-star review. We are so glad that your parents enjoy Independence Village of Waukee. As you mentioned, we did have a transition of leadership in our culinary department, but our Executive Chef is very open to receiving feedback. We encourage residents to share their concerns and suggestions directly with our chef. Thank you again for your kind review.


5.0
Sally - Resident/client
Assisted Living
November 6, 2021
Skilled Rehab

I was treated like a queen during my rehab stay. The nurses, CNAs, therapists, and management treated me like family. It is an amazing place to be!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Sally - Resident/client
Assisted Living
November 6, 2021
Skilled Rehab

I stayed in the long-term/skilled nursing for 10 days. I was treated like a queen! The CNAs, nurses, therapists, and management were wonderful and like family. Special thanks to [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], and [name removed] for making this a great experience experience. You truly know how to keep people happy.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
L H - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 30, 2021
Verified Review
The Staff and Other Residents are Welcoming

The staff is friendly. There are lots of activities for the residents. Some of the activities are exercise classes, outings, and more for the residents to choose from. Currently the community is short staffed. The activities director is flexible and will come up with something else to engage the residents when necessary.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Independence Village of Waukee

October 1, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you are impressed with all of the activities at our community. The pandemic has presented unique challenges in regards to staffing, but we appreciate your recognition of our dedication to not compromising on the experience we provide. Please reach out to the Executive Director at the community if you have any further suggestions about this. Thank you.


4.0
Bill - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 16, 2021
Verified Review
Nice Place to Stay At

It is a nice community. The food portions are good. The staff are good to work with. Some of the activities available include bingo, movies, games, and more for the residents to choose from.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 8, 2021

I was late to the appointment and they were able to get me in anyway. The sales representative answered all my questions and we were able to tour the independent facility and 2 apartments. The facility was clean and staff was very friendly.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
May 13, 2021
Verified Review
5 star review

We chose Independence Village because we liked the atmosphere, the nurse that was helping with everything, and it just seemed like it wasn't too big or too small and everyone was friendly. The apartment is big enough to put most all of her things in. The meals are chef prepared and she enjoys them. I think the head nurse goes above and beyond to try and help us with everything and the marketing person was really really good as well. We had to do this on the weekend as an emergency and she came in hours she wasn't supposed to be working and helped us a lot. The maintenance director was exceptional with trying to help us with everything we needed to move and set up. I would recommend them to others looking.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


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Independence Village of Waukee offers 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms, Studio and Semi-Private. Learn more.

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