Welcome to Prairie Hills Independence​

Tucked among lush green farmlands and beneath endless blue Iowa skies, Prairie Hills Independence offers residents a warm and inviting atmosphere they will be proud to call home. Our easy-to-navigate single-story Independence senior living community offers a rich selection of amenities and activities for you or your loved one to enjoy. With assistance from our highly trained caregivers, every resident – no matter their level of independence – can find the confidence to play, grow, and explore. Enjoy scheduled transportation to town for shopping and medical appointments, social activities in our many community spaces, and the splendor of pondside views from our well-maintained community walking path. The good life awaits you at Prairie Hills Independence – plan your visit today!

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505 Enterprise Dr. SW Independence, IA 50644

"I love Bingo, church, meeting new people, racquetball; I can’t even choose a favorite! I always tell my friends how fun it is to live at Prairie Hills."

- Donna


Our Prairie Hills Independence senior living community is proud to offer a wide variety of resident-centric programming. Designed with residents in mind, we strive to offer you fun and enriching ways to enjoy every day.

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Red carpet service at Prairie Hills Independence in Independence, Iowa

Red Carpet Service

Our Red Carpet Service helps make every element of life at Prairie Hills Independence exceptional.

Our Dare to Dream program at Prairie Hills Independence in Independence, Iowa

Dare to Dream

Each month, we help make one resident’s dream a reality — the sky's the limit.

LifeShare, the digital communication system at Prairie Hills Independence in Independence, Iowa.


This system makes it possible to broadcast community information onto TVs in common areas and private rooms.

The Music Speaks program at Prairie Hills Independence in Independence, Iowa

Music Speaks

Certified music therapists use evidence-based music interventions to address specific care goals.

We Live to Be Healthy at Prairie Hills Independence in Independence, Iowa

Live 2B Healthy

We partner with this fitness company to offer classes and training designed for seniors of all shapes and abilities.

We partner with US Foods at Prairie Hills Independence in Independence, Iowa

US Foods

Our US Foods partnership allows us access to a world class team dedicated to help us achieve our commitment to serve great food with innovative recipes designed to inspire any menu.


Imagine morning strolls along our beautiful walking path and afternoons shooting pool with friends in the billiards room. Flip through a favorite book in the library, get your heart rate up in the fitness center, and then soothe sore muscles in the spa. There’s so much to enjoy at Prairie Hills Independence, every day feels like a vacation.

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Dare to Dream


Frank is a long-time lover of Polka dancing, so we knew we needed to get him to a show! Frank got the opportunity to go to a live Mollie B. performance! Mollie B. is a multi-instrumentalist and award-winning vocalist who is the host of the Mollie B. Polka Party TV show. She has been performing all of her life!

Melvin & Jean

Two of our residents, Melvin and Jean, enjoyed a tour through the University of Northern Iowa's Botanical Center. Melvin and Jean have always had a garden, but nothing compared to this! They were able to see diverse species from all around the world. Melvin enjoyed smelling all the plants and Jean talked to the birds!


Dennis is always talking about his farm and his wife. Molly, Life Enrichment Coordinator, made the trip with Dennis to his hometown Brandon, Iowa.

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