Jimmy Carter – The 39th U.S. President – Enters Hospice Care

According to the Carter Center, former US President Jimmy Carter, who served from 1977 to 1981, has been relocated to hospice care at home with his family.

“After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention,” the Carter Center said in a statement on Saturday.

Carter, who is 98 years old, is the longest-living former president, but he has faced a number of health issues in recent years.

The Former president has suffered from a series of health challenges, including surviving cancer, a broken hip, and other recent hospitalizations for a fractured pelvis and a urinary tract infection.

He grew up in rural Georgia and served as governor of his state before beating incumbent Gerald Ford in the 1976 election.

Furthermore, despite leaving the White House with low approval ratings, the one-term Democratic president has spent the subsequent three decades of his life dedicated to public service, including work with the nonprofit Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity.

Carter has occasionally spoken out on political affairs in recent years. He asked Georgia’s now-Governor Brian Kemp to resign from his position as secretary of state while Kemp was running for governor in 2018. Carter declared in 2019 that President Trump was an illegitimate president. Carter also appeared in a video during the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of Joe Biden.

Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have also been married for the longest time in presidential history. In August, the couple was photographed making a rare public appearance in Plains, Georgia.

“The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers,” the Carter Center concluded in its statement.




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