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Independence Village of Waukee

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1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

9.6
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After several hospitalizations, care was not to acceptable standards - until we experiences Independence Village. Care here is exceptional!

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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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for Independence Village of Waukee

9.6Review score126 reviews
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126 reviews
5 star
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4 star
26%
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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A Place for Mom has scored Independence Village of Waukee with 9.6 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 28 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Independence Village of Waukee has 126 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.5 out of 5.
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4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Care Services
4.4
Staff
4.7
Meals & Dining
4.5
Activities
4.4
Value for Cost
4.4
A Place for Mom has scored Independence Village of Waukee with 9.6 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 28 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Independence Village of Waukee has 126 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.5 out of 5.
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1-20 of 126 reviews
Barb S - Resident/client
Assisted Living
November 22, 2023
5.0
Love Living Here!
Fantastic place to live. We can't say enough good things about it. Our family loves that we are here too.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Sandra L - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 22, 2023
5.0
Staff is pleasant, upbeat, and informative.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Carol L - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 22, 2023
5.0
After several hospitalizations, care was not to acceptable standards - until we experiences Independence Village. Care here is exceptional!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Chuck H - Resident/client
Assisted Living
November 22, 2023
5.0
Great Community
I really enjoy living here at the community. Staff is friendly and attentive. I enjoy exercise and various support groups.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 22, 2023
5.0
I love living here, and I love the sense of community!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
November 22, 2023
5.0
We like here. No problem.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 16, 2023
5.0
I absolutely love the community. All of the staff, cleanliness, activities, and care here is unmatched. Resident happiness and wellness is always put at the forefront. I could not have my family member live anywhere after here.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Response from Independence Village of Waukee
November 17, 2023
Hello, Thank you for your review! We have an amazing team that makes it all happen. We love our residents and families! Have a great day.
Paula M - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 19, 2023
5.0
Love it here!
Everyone is so friendly and the staff takes good care of everyone. Feels like home! I don't participate in activities but that is a personal choice that works for me.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
June 16, 2023
3.0
Verified Review
Review for Independence Village of Waukee
We picked this community, because of the location and it's comfortable. They are very friendly and we feel safe.The food is not good and I'm not happy to be paying for what it is. I would recommend it to other families.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Care Services
3
Staff
3
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
3
Value for Cost
3
Response from Independence Village of Waukee
June 20, 2023
Hello, Hello, We are happy to hear that you feel comfortable and safe in our community! Regarding your culinary experience, we offer a main menu and an alternative menu that are available daily. Since this is an anonymous review, we can't reach out to you for more feedback. We recommend that you connect directly with the Executive Chef so that changes can be implemented to improve your overall dining experience. Thank you!
Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
May 19, 2023
5.0
Recently my sister needed to move from their assisted living facility to their memory care. The management, nursing, and care team were incredibly helpful. Her care has been very good in memory care and she has adjusted well. Thanks to the team of people they have.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Patricia - Family/friend
Assisted Living
March 30, 2023
4.0
Verified Review
Great place to live!
The main reason we chose Independence Village of Waukee over others we saw was because of the ability to move into assisted living, long term care, memory care or recovery from surgery as needed and still stay in the village. It's a great place to live!! The only problem is getting through lunch under two hours, they need to hire more help.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
Response from Independence Village of Waukee
March 31, 2023
Hi Patricia, We appreciate your feedback and are so happy that you enjoy living at our community! We apologize for any delays in the mealtimes, but we can assure you that we have a dedicated team in place that is committed to providing a pleasant dining experience. If you have any additional feedback you would like to share, please call our community and ask to speak with the Executive Chef. Thank you!
Bill S - Resident/client
Independent Living
February 6, 2023
5.0
Great Place
This is a great place to live, great staff.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
Judy A - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 15, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Love my apartment. Love the staff. Very friendly environment, very beautiful place to live. I feel very welcome. I just love this place. Best part of my day is my conversations with receptionist.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
Scott N - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2022
5.0
Old guy
So far, so good. They help me with various things- when need arises. More visits to Prairie Meadows.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
Diane G - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 14, 2022
5.0
I love it here! Everyone is so friendly and calls you by your name! I'm so impressed. My daughter moved me in here and I'm so happy with that decision!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
JH - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 9, 2022
3.0
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
Care Services
3
Staff
2
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
4
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.
Melissa - Family/friend
Assisted Living
October 24, 2022
4.0
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
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
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.
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
October 10, 2022
4.0
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
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
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.
Ed W - Family/friend
Assisted Living
October 5, 2022
5.0
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
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
5
Anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
August 31, 2022
3.0
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.
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Amenities
at Independence Village of Waukee

Healthcare Services

  • Medication Management
  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Incontinence Care
  • Memory Care
  • Diabetic Care
  • Non-Ambulatory Care

Meals & Dining

  • Guest Meals
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Meals Provided
  • Professional Chef

Room Amenities

  • Bath Tubs
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Full kitchen
  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ground Floor Units

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Café or Bistro
  • Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

  • Weight Limit (lbs)
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Cats Allowed

Common areas

  • Main Street Shops
  • TV Lounge
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Barber Shop
  • Meeting Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Central Fireplace
  • Library
  • Computer or Media Center

Recreational areas

  • Raised Garden Beds
  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Game Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Piano or Organ
  • Movie or Theater Room
  • Billiards Lounge

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Beautician

Languages spoken

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish

Activities

  • Activities On-site
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Activities Off-site
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Wine Tasting
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Happy Hour
  • Gardening Club
  • Cooking Classes
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Live Well Programs
  • Community Service Programs
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Wii Bowling
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Dances
  • Birthday Parties
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Holiday Parties
  • Trivia Games
  • Art Classes

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Independence Village of Waukee offers 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedrooms. Learn more.

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