Welcome to Prairie Hills at Independence

WELCOME TO Prairie Hills at Independence

Welcome to Prairie Hills at Independence!  As the Executive Director here, I am both privileged and honored, to work with our team of caring and dedicated professionals.  Our staff love the work they do and strive to meet the needs of every resident, every day ~ to see the smiles of the residents is our greatest reward! 

We have a beautiful and unique location, with both town and country views.  Our suites are big and bright, with several styles to choose from.  The Memory Care neighborhood is a much needed service in Independence and Buchanan County.  You will have a sense of calm and cozy as you join your loved one in the moments of their day.  I believe you will feel right at home!

Please come and visit our community anytime and meet our team. You and your family are invited to drop by anytime to experience our warm hospitality.  Feel free to stay for a complimentary tour or a meal.  You will be glad you did!

Tammy Rasmussen
Executive Director

Employee Smiling While at Work
Residents Enjoying Each Others Company
Caregiver and Resident Reading in the Library
Resident Enjoying a Meal

Assisted Living

 At Prairie Hills, our Assisted Living neighborhood represents a calm and peaceful place where you can live your life and leave your worries behind! It is the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily living, or perhaps just don’t want to live alone anymore and are looking for a greater sense of security and community.

At Prairie Hills, we understand that the quality of your life is inextricably linked to your overall health and well-being! Our approach to wellness is very proactive and ensures that our residents’ needs are always fully taken care of. Prior to joining our Assisted Living program, each resident will receive a comprehensive health assessment. A detailed health history is also taken. The wellness team will then work directly with each resident (and their family and doctor) to create a wellness and care plan based on individual needs.

At Prairie Hills of Independence, we have a robust activity and social calendar, including outings and events that are specifically planned around the wants and needs of our residents. Assisted Living at Prairie Hills is like living in a large family home and having someone there for extra help when you need it most!  Visit us today for a complimentary tour and meal and find out why we are the premier assisted living community in Independence.

Memory Care

At Prairie Hills we are leaders in the field of Memory Care (Alzheimer’s and other dementias). Our proprietary program, called “Moments®”, was developed with the assistance of several long standing experienced members of the dementia care community in both the US and Canada, and is based on many accepted and prevailing practices which are known to reduce symptoms of dementia and reduce the use of psychotropic drugs. We continually incorporate the extensive data and cutting edge research of leading organizations such as The Alzheimer's Society, Women's Brain Health Initiative and many others in an effort to provide the best possible Memory Care for our residents. Our goal in the Moments® Neighborhood is to connect with our residents and support their families through a disease process that takes so much, but makes us stop... and truly live in the present “moment”.

Our Moments® Neighborhood is specifically designed to soothe and engage residents at all levels of functioning and dementia.  Please call us for more information and to find out how our Memory Care program can help you and your loved one.  

Resident Enjoying the Company of a Loved One
Prairie Hills at Independence


  • Spacious Studio, One and Two Bedroom Apartments.
  • Weekly Housekeeping Services & Personal Laundry
  • Group or Individual Dining - 3 Home Style Meals a day
  • Exercise area
  • Activities Center
  • Card & Book Clubs
  • Ice Cream Parlor for visiting with friends and family


  • Diverse calendar of professionally planned leisure and fitness activities each day
  • Professional and hospitable nursing department
  • Planned excursions and day trips
  • Utilities included
  • Assistance with Medication available
  • Pets Welcome 


Outside View of Prairie Hills of Independence

Map / Directions / Street Address

At Prairie Hills of Independence, you can choose just the right service package to suit your needs, from Independent and Assisted Living to our renowned Moments® Memory Care program. As your lifestyle evolves, we can accommodate your changing needs and we can add supportive services and programs wherever and whenever they are required. Many of our services, including care and medications, are delivered in the privacy of your own suite. At Prairie Hills, it’s all about finding the lifestyle that’s right for you. 

Address: 505 Enterprise Drive SW, Independence IA 50644

Call Us Today 319-334-2000

Driving Directions:

From Hwy 150 S:  Turn onto Enterprise Dr for approximately ¼ mi.  Prairie Hills will be on your left, on the south side of the road.  Our beautiful and spacious countryside view, complete with a fountain, lush landscaping and a nearby pond, will greet you.