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Former President Jimmy Carter is about to obtain hospice care.
The 98-year-old’s nonprofit group The Carter Heart introduced the information Feb. 18. “After a sequence of quick hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter right this moment determined to spend his remaining time at dwelling together with his household and obtain hospice care as an alternative of further medical intervention,” their assertion learn. “He has the total help of his household and his medical crew.”
The group continued, “The Carter household asks for privateness throughout this time and is grateful for the priority proven by his many admirers.”
Carter is married to former First Girl Rosalynn Carter, 95. The 2 share 4 kids—John William “Jack” Carter, James Earl “Chip” Carter III, Donnel Jeffrey “Jeff” Carter and Amy Carter.
Following The Carter Heart’s assertion, Jack’s son Jason Carter, the chairman of the group’s board of trustees, tweeted, “I noticed each of my grandparents yesterday. They’re at peace and—as at all times—their dwelling is stuffed with love. Thanks all to your form phrases.”
Carter, a Democrat from Georgia, is the oldest and longest-living president in U.S. historical past. The previous peanut farmer served as president from 1977 to 1981.