Former President Jimmy Carter is now 98 years old, and he has naturally weakened with age. As he nears the end of his life, the former statesman has been receiving hospice care at home.
Continue reading to discover about this new update from his grandson’s hospice care.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, has decided to forego further medical treatment and instead spend time at home with his loved ones while under hospice care.
The Carter Centre made the announcement after the former President spent numerous brief periods in the hospital. Jason Carter, one of the former President’s 22 grandkids, has been updating the American public on his grandfather’s health.
In an interview with the press, Carter described his grandfather’s condition as “as good as it can be.”
“They’re just meeting with family right now, but they’re doing it in the best possible way: the two of them together at home,” Jason said of his grandfather and grandmother, First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Rosalynn Carter has known President Carter for nearly seven decades. In July, the pair will mark 77 years of marriage.
“They also understand that they are not in charge.” In this moment, their faith is really reassuring. “It’s as good as it can be in that regard,” Jason Carter stated. He said that his grandfather was aware of all the affection that had been sent his way in recent months while he fought with his health.
But his faith isn’t the only thing he’s focused on. According to his grandson, the former President enjoys a bowl of his favourite ice cream flavour, peanut butter. The flavour is appropriate for the president, who took over his family’s peanut plantation in the early 1950s after his father died.
In recent years, the former President has dealt with a number of health challenges. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and fought it valiantly. Aside from that, he has wounded himself multiple times due to falls in his home. This includes a shattered hip, a black eye, and a minor pelvic fracture.
On October 1, the former President will turn 99 years old. He is now the longest-living President in history, surpassing George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94 roughly 5 years ago.