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Reviews & Awards
At Independence Village of Ames

For 40 years, our communities have been considered the best in senior living by residents, families and community members alike.

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

I love the food and entertainment. Everyone is so nice. Love to make new friends. Always something going on that is fun!

- Sue H
Resident

I am very pleased with how the staff looks after my mother. I do not think you could assemble a better group of individuals to run a facility. The food goes way beyond my expectations. I'm looking forward to being able to dine there again. You guys are my heroes. The apartments are just the right size and well maintained. The cleaning staff is excellent.

- Mike Blair
Resident's Family Member

I wish we moved here 20 years ago. It's a paradise! And the people are GREAT!

- Toni Powelson
Resident

We have been extremely pleased with the friendly and caring staff. We visit our friend several times a week and the care is excellent. Room and laundry are kept clean and neat. Our friend is happier than she has been in years. There are a number of activities to engage residence and keep them active. Overall we highly recommend you consider this facility for your loved ones.

- Art J
Resident Friend

Thankful for this caring community. My father was apprehensive at first, but now is living his best life thanks to the amazing activity programs, 5-star dining, & quality wellness care!

- Csimmons89
Resident's Family Member

I love living here because you're treated like family. Everyone is happy and we get severed the best food. We celebrate all occasions and I couldn't be happier. I love my friends and my life here.

- Diane B
Resident

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