The news that former president Jimmy Carter has entered hospice comes as no surprise. The 39th president has decided to enter hospice care following multiple hospitalizations, according to a statement provided by The Carter Center.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention. He has the full support of his family and his medical team.”
At 98 years old, Carter is the oldest former president still alive. After George H.W. Bush’s death in 2018, when he was 94 years old, CNN reports that he has held this record.
Carter has had a number of health problems during the past few years. The former president underwent brain surgery in 2019 to alleviate pressure from a malignancy he defeated in 2015.
Jimmy is a retired president, a peanut farmer, a lieutenant in the United States Navy, and a minister. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 and is a longstanding volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
He and his wife, Rosalynn, currently make their home in Plains, Georgia. They are parents to Amy, Donnel, Jack, and James.
We continue to keep Jimmy and his loved ones in our prayers as they stand by his side through this difficult time.
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