Former President Jimmy Carter is on hospice care following a series of hospital stays, The Carter Center announced Saturday.
Carter, 98, is both the oldest living and longest-living U.S. president.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention,” the Carter Center said in a statement. “He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.”
Carter, who held office from 1977 to 1981 as the 39th president, has seen serious health challenges in recent years. In 2019, he suffered from various falls and underwent hip surgery. He has also survived metastatic melanoma. -ABC NEWS
Carter, the oldest-living former U.S. president, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.