As the Southeast’s leading life plan retirement community, Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community has more than 500 residents and 400 employee team members that shape its vibrant character. Located on James Island, within close proximity to historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Bishop Gadsden offers first-class lifestyle in an amazing city. Founded in 1850, Bishop Gadsden is a not-for-profit, faith-based retirement community, affiliated with the Episcopal Church. We welcome everyone, regardless of religious affiliation.
When Bishop Christopher Gadsden established the Episcopal Church Home in 1850, how could he have known what would happen over the next century and a half? Bishop Gadsden has grown into a vibrant community that is recognized as a leader in senior living, and beloved by families for generations. Learn more about where we've been and where we're going.
Since 2003, Bishop Gadsden has earned the highest accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); receiving exemplary marks in the area of Finance and Human Resources. This voluntary process demonstrates our dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life of the people who live and work here through innovative practices and programs. This is a recognition that we take to heart. Only 320 out of 1,849 continuing care retirement communities in the United States have this designation. We're proud to be one of them. To learn more about CARF, visit their website www.carf.org.
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community has been continually noted for our financial stability. In 2019, Fitch Ratings affirmed our "BBB-" credit rating, noting that out of approximately 2,000 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the United States, only 152 were rated by Fitch.Annual Report Audited Financials Code of Conduct Privacy Practices
The members of the Board of Trustees are as diverse and accomplished as our residents. From current and former executives, community leaders, active business professionals and members of the clergy, Board Members are very involved in the operations and strategic planning for Bishop Gadsden.Board of Trustees Board of Trustees Bios