Jimmy Carter, the oldest living ex-president of the United States is set to receive hospice care! According to various media outlets, he will begin receiving hospice care at his home in Georgia.
Recently, The Carter Center confirmed the news by issuing a statement on Saturday, February 18, 2023. Keep scrolling further to know more about the health of former US president Jimmy Carter.
Former US President Jimmy Carter to receive hospice care
Yeah, you read that right. Jimmy has opted to receive hospice care at his home in Georgia. At the moment, he is 98 years old. On Saturday, the Carter Center put out a statement that revealed Jimmy will end medical treatment and enter hospice care at his Georgia home.
The statement read, “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.”
Jason Carter, a one-time Democratic state senator in Georgia and the former president’s grandson has stated that he paid a visit to his grandparents on Friday, and “they are at peace and – as always – their home is full of love.”
Jimmy Carter is the oldest living president in US history
In recent times, Jimmy who turned 98 last year has suffered from various health issues, such as a melanoma that spread to his liver and brain. He is the oldest living president in US history.
In the year 2015, Carter won his battle against brain cancer, but later on, in 2019, he was hit with a series of health scares. Around the same time, he underwent surgery to remove pressure on his brain. Due to his deteriorating health, he had to give up his decades-long tradition of teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.
Before stepping into the world of politics, Carter was a peanut farmer and US Navy lieutenant. Later on, down the lane, he served one term as governor of Georgia and president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
Jimmy Carter is a Nobel Peace Prize winner
Jimmy is well known for his championing of human rights. Apart from this, he has been a longtime volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He even won a Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2002 for his efforts to maintain peace across the globe.
During his post-presidency years, Carter and his wife Rosalynn founded The Carter Center with the motive of advancing world peace and health. For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the center has worked to promote and advocate democracy by monitoring foreign elections and reducing diseases in developing countries over the years.
As the news broke on Saturday night, many politicians offered their thoughts and prayers to Mr. Carter’s family. Senator Warnock tweeted, “In this tender time of transitioning, God is surely walking with him. May he, Rosalynn & the entire Carter family be comforted with that peace and surrounded by our love & prayers.”
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