Former President Jimmy Carter entered home hospice care


Former American President , now aged 98, has entered home hospice care in Plains, Georgia, after a series of short hospital stays. He has the full support of his medical team and family. Hospice is defined as care for terminally ill patients when the priority is not to provide further treatment but to reduce pain and discomfort toward the end of life. Carter served a single term and was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980. He continued to be an advocate for for democracy, public health and human rights from The Carter Center which was opened in 1982. The Center monitored at least 113 foreign elections in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The former’s President’s health has declined over his 10th decade of life. In August 2015 he had a small cancerous mass removed from his liver. His cancer spread to other parts of his body. He also underwent surgery to remove pressure on his brain. His wife Rosalynn is now 95.


Carter became the oldest living US president in history. He was the 39th president of the United States.The Bidens family traveled to Georgia to visit the Carters in 2021. “In my lifetime, I have been a farmer, a naval officer, a Sunday school teacher, an outdoorsman, a democracy activist, a builder, governor of Georgia and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. And from 1977 to 1981, I had the privilege of serving as the 39th president of the United States,” Carter said about himself in a past statement.