Nonprofit Bridges seeks to provide impartial advice on array of "end-of-life" issues


By David Quick
The Post and Courier


Dealing with a loved one facing death from a terminal illness is the perhaps the most difficult, challenging task facing anyone in a lifetime.
Among the tough decisions, especially in the Charleston area, is choosing the right hospice care service, which helps ease the suffering in the last weeks and days of life. More than 40 providers serve the area. All but two are for-profit businesses.

Now, a nonprofit that originated in 1980 as the first hospice in the Lowcountry, is seeking to help caregivers make a decision not only about hospice but an array of "end-of-life" issues.

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