Jimmy Carter, a former president, began receiving care at a hospice.
The Carter Center disclosed in a statement issued on Saturday that the 98-year-old former president will be moved to hospice care following “a succession of brief hospital admissions.”
Former US President Jimmy Carter “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 reads. Both his family and those providing for him give him their steadfast support.
The statement concluded, “The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the compassion expressed by his many admirers.” President Carter was very close to the Carter family, who will mourn him greatly.
President Carter’s health update comes after he set a milestone by becoming the longest-serving President of the United States in October.
He has been in this role since March 2019, when he took the oath of office, since the passing of President George H.W. Bush in November 2018 at the age of 94.
In the four decades since it was founded in 1982 by President Carter and Rosalynn Carter, the Carter Center has significantly contributed to various humanitarian endeavors.
Although President Carter only served in office for four years, he has used his legacy to help people in the United States and other nations over the past four decades.
President Carter’s unusually long post-White House life had given him time to write 30 books, the most recent of which was released when he was 93, and return to the straightforward American way of life that he and Rosalynn have always valued.
His post-White House life has lasted 41 years and counting, outliving Herbert Hoover’s next-longest post-presidency timespan by a decade. Additionally, President Carter resumed the simple American way of life.
From 2000 until the commencement of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Carters volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for one week each year. In addition, during those years, the president taught Sunday school in Plains, Georgia, where he was raised. Georgia’s Plains is a small rural town with a few hundred residents.