The Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community is a renowned continuing care community offering exceptional apartment and cottage living, assisted living, skilled care and memory support. Recently, Bishop Gadsden added a short-term rehab center, the Christie Rehab Center, to its portfolio of facilities.
“Located within the Gadsden Glen Center for Health and Rehab, the Christie Rehab Center incorporates a unique experience featuring 32 short-term rehab rooms and dedicated amenities. The short-term rehab center is designed for patients instead of residents because our goal is for patients to stay with us for a short period and safely and independently return to their home and favorite activities after rehabilitation,” said Kimberly M. Borts, vice president of mission and communications.
“Christie Rehab Center has been operational for a full year. Patients and their families remark on the uniqueness of the building,” added Borts, explaining that the design aimed to celebrate the beauty of the Lowcountry and nature through the selection of colors, furnishings and art.
“Designers worked closely with local artisans to commission pieces that celebrate the Lowcountry’s culture, including a stunning piece by acclaimed artist Mary Whyte, “The Generation Tree,” which pays homage to those who have been on the property before Gadsden Glen and memorializes the grand oak tree that continues to stand proudly on the property,” she said.
The short-term rehab facility offers patients and their families lovely common spaces, a gathering room for events and a bistro that serves baked goods, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, ice cream and more. A boutique is also available for toiletries, books and gift shopping.
Rehabilitation takes place on the second floor, where the grand Christie Rehab Gym features large windows that bathe the space in natural light throughout the day. The gym is used for therapy and provides a beautiful backdrop for life-improving work.
In addition to blending form and function, the Christie Rehab Center prepares patients to live as independently as possible once they return home. Under the supervision and training with physical and occupational therapists, patients practice activities of daily living such as preparing meals in a gourmet kitchen, using a standard washer and dryer to launder clothes and safely accessing a shower and tub.
Christie Rehab Center’s patient rooms have the look and feel of a luxury hotel. Patients do not need to bring furnishings because their needs are met with built-in shelving, refreshment stations and TVs. The couches can convert to a twin bed and seating area with a table so a loved one or friend can stay overnight or enjoy a meal in the room.
“With flexible, spacious living areas, private bathrooms and porches that overlook a large courtyard, the Christie Rehab Center within Gadsden Glen offers patients a beautiful place to heal so they can safely return home,” Borts said.
“The Christie Rehab Center is an extension of the Bishop Gadsden mission,” Borts added. “We want to serve people by offering positive living to all those who come through our doors, including the greater community and all their rehab needs.”
To learn more about the Christie Rehab Center, call 843-406-6251 or visit bishopgadsden.org.
By Isabel Alvarez Arata