A statement from the Carter Center announced that former President Jimmy Carter, 98, has decided to forgo further medical treatment and will enter hospice care at his home in Georgia.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter 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. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.”
— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) February 18, 2023
The statement didn’t specify what conditions had prompted the recent hospital visits or his decision to enter hospice care.
At 98, Carter is the longest living president in American history. In recent years, he has survived a series of health crises including skin cancer melanoma, which spread to his liver and brain, as well as repeated falls.
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I can’t think of another U.S. president who’s done more for humanity post-presidency. Having lived a life of service to others, he has set the standard for anyone interested in pursuing a virtuous and selfless journey.
Thinking best thoughts to President Jimmy Carter and his family.
In 2019, President Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former president in US history, at age 95, built Habitat for Humanity homes in Nashville.
President Carter represents the best of humanity. pic.twitter.com/oFZpcZC5Be
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) February 18, 2023
President Carter, the most beloved and respected former president. TFG isn't good enough to wipe his boots!! 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/Hm7Pl3U8kz
— Anne 💙👋🤿🌻🌎😷🐶🐴🐬🐟👩🦳🖖🌈💙 (@Anne33852135) February 13, 2023