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Independence Village of Ames, IA

By StoryPoint Group

Experience A Senior Living Community That’s Like A Family

Welcome to Independence Village of Ames, a place where our residents are at the heart of everything we do. From help with home maintenance to daily expert care, we customize each resident’s care to their perfect living style. Our assisted living, respite care and memory care services are personalized to each resident’s needs.

Our newly opened memory care neighborhood is here to assist our residents with both care needs and daily enrichment. We offer a comfortable, secure environment with 24-hour oversight and specialized programming to ensure your loved one is always fully supported.

In our community, we form close-knit and caring relationships to share in life’s journey together.


Personalized For You Or Your Loved One

Assisted Living

Assisted Living

From help with medication to support with daily activities, coordinating appointments and more, assisted living offers 24-hour care.

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Memory Care

Memory Care

Designed for those experiencing dementia or other memory impairments, our licensed memory care neighborhood offers specially trained employees, intentional programming, unique community features, and more.

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Respite Care

Respite Care

Our respite care program is designed to provide comprehensive care for anyone who may need temporary support. Enjoy the amenities of our community while our care team supports you with activities of daily living (ADLs), medication management and more. Stay for as long as you’d like, and we’ll help make you feel at home.

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Amenities & Activities

Abundant amenities, new friendships and exciting experiences await at our communities. We get to know our residents on a deep level so we can plan programs and outings that are stimulating, fulfilling and delightful.

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Award-Winning Communities

See Why StoryPoint Group Is The Nation’s #1 Senior Living Provider

We’re honored to have the most senior living communities to receive both the A Place for Mom 2024 Best of Senior Living Award and the 2024 Caring Stars Award. These awards are special because they come directly from reviews by the people who matter most — residents and their families. Take advantage of our top-rated gourmet dining options, expert care and activities designed to let you shine, every day. Schedule a tour to see why StoryPoint Group communities are #1.


Personalized Dining Experience

Delicious Meals Served With A Smile

At our communities, we're known for our restaurant-style dining experience, delicious dining options and cuisine. Our culinary team creates unique, locally-sourced meal options based on our residents' preferences and feedback.

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  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Made from scratch daily
  • Creative dishes with fresh ingredients
  • And more

A Place Where Everything Is Designed To Brighten Your Life


Why Residents And Their Families Love Independence Village of Ames

Just an outstanding experience at Independence Village, in looking at options for my mother. I would especially mention the outstanding personalized consideration to Mom's interests and needs in the tour that was provided, the time spent getting to know Mom and all the information provided to us before our tour, at the tour and in follow-up. Such impressive attention to detail and professionalism. Offers great comfort in considering options for a loved one.

- Merry Rankin
Resident's Family Member

The process of moving my mom in and getting her transitioned to assisted living after being on her own for so long was outstanding. She received the perfect amount of attention and service, yet autonomy to grow herself in her new home. She loves the staff and her new resident friends. The engagement of my mom with the activities and social aspects has been a perfect balance for her... and she is enjoying her days. While my family was looking for safety for her, we found that... and happiness, which was the ultimate goal!

- Lindsey C
Resident's Family Member

Our first impression while visiting was the front entrance. The property is well manicured, well kept. Inside the front entrance, we were greeted with a cozy fireplace and nicely decorated area and the residents were out mingling. We saw the 1 bedroom apartment furnished. It was the perfect size for mom. Not too big and not too cramped. The staff have been incredibly helpful as my brother and I are not always able to check on our mother. Each staff member has been attentive, caring and respectful to both our mother and us. We often times show up unannounced. The food is better than we thought. We've sampled it a number of times. We have seen first hand the activities provided for the residents. They are engaging and fun and optional. During the times I can't visit mom, I know she's in good hands at IV. The onsite medical services have been tremendously helpful as we can't always take mom to her appointments and transportation can be a hassle with my work schedule. Nobody enjoys re-homing their parents but we have felt good about IV since day 1. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for memory care for their parents as they offer progressive care as its needed and you're not paying for services not yet needed.

- Janine Wiggins-Tellinghuisen
Resident's Family Member

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We'd Love To Hear From You

Connect with us by phone at 515-292 2858 or schedule a tour today to get answers to your questions, or just to say hello.