According to new reports, former President Jimmy Carter has entered hospice care. According to a statement provided by The Carter Center, the 39th president’s choice to enter hospice comes after many hospital hospitalizations.
“Following a series of short hospital stints, former US President Jimmy Carter elected to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of extra medical intervention. His family and medical staff are completely behind him.”
At 98 years old, Carter is the oldest living president. He’s held that record since 2018, when George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94, according to CNN.
Carter has had several health problems in recent years. The former president defeated brain cancer in 2015, and in 2019, he underwent brain surgery to relieve the growing strain.
Jimmy is a retired peanut farmer, US Navy Lieutenant, Sunday School teacher, and former US president. He is also a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and a 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, live in Plains, Georgia. Amy, Donnel, Jack, and James are their four children.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and his family as they support him through this difficult time.