Former president Jimmy Carter started getting treatment at a hospice.
In a statement released on Saturday, the Carter Centre revealed that the 98-year-old former president will seek hospice care after “a succession of brief hospital admissions.”
Jimmy Carter, a former US president, “decided today to forego any further medical treatment to spend his remaining time at home with his family and to accept hospice care,” the statement continues. He has the unwavering support of both his family and those who are supporting him.
The statement added, “The Carter family requests privacy at this time and is appreciative of the kindness shown by his many fans.” The Carter family, to whom President Carter was quite close, will deeply miss him.
After setting a record in October by becoming the president of the United States with the longest tenure, President Carter provided an update on his health.
Since President George H.W. Bush passed away in November 2018 at the age of 94, he has been serving in this capacity since March 2019, when he took the oath of office.
The Carter Centre has made a substantial contribution to numerous humanitarian causes in the forty years since it was established in 1982 by President Carter and Rosalynn Carter.
Despite only holding office for four years, President Carter has spent the last forty years using his legacy to support citizens of the United States and other countries.
President Carter lived an extraordinarily long life after leaving the White House, which allowed him to write 30 books, the most recent of which was published when he was 93, and get back to the simple American way of life that he and Rosalynn have always cherished.
He has lived after leaving the White House for 41 years and counting, living longer than Herbert Hoover, who came in second. President Carter also reinstated the straightforward American way of life.
The Carters gave one week of their time annually to Habitat for Humanity starting in 2000 and continuing until the COVID-19 outbreak began in 2020. In addition, the president taught Sunday school in Plains, Georgia, where he was raised, during those years. A few hundred people live in the little rural community of Georgia’s Plains.