New stories say that former President Jimmy Carter has started hospice care. The 39th president chose to go into hospice care after many stays in the hospital, according to a statement from The Carter Center.
“After a few short stays in the hospital, former US President Jimmy Carter chose to spend his last days with his family at home and get hospice care instead of more medical help.” Everyone in his family and at the hospital is behind him 100 percent.
Carter is the oldest president who is still alive. He is 98 years old. CNN says that he has held that record since 2018, when “George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94.
In the past” few years, Carter has had a lot of health issues. In 2015, the former president beat brain cancer, and in 2019, he had surgery on his brain to ease the growing pain.
Jimmy used to grow peanuts, be a Lieutenant in the US Navy, teach Sunday School, and be president of the US. He also works with Habitat for Humanity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Carter lives in Plains, Georgia, with his wife Rosalynn Carter. They have four kids: Amy, Donnel, Jack, and James.
Jimmy and his family are in our thoughts and prayers as they help him through this tough time.