Former President Jimmy Carter To Receive Hospice Care
The Carter Center confirmed on Saturday that former president Jimmy Carter to receive hospice care at his home. Several brief hospitalizations led to his choice, according to a statement released by the facility.
Suleman ShahFeb 19, 202350 Shares771 Views
The Carter Center confirmed on Saturday that former president Jimmy Carter to receive hospice careat his home. Several brief hospitalizations led to his choice, according to a statement released by the facility.
Carter, who was 98 at the time, "chosen to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of more medical intervention," according to a statement released by the foundation he founded.
His medical staff and family are standing by him, the statement added; they only "beg for privacyat this time and are appreciative for the compassion exhibited by his many followers."
The Carter Center, which was founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in 1982, has been providing regular updates on the former president's health.
In a recent statement, the center reported that Carter was "resting comfortably and in good spirits" after being admitted to a hospital in Georgia for observation and treatment of a urinary tract infection.
In this tender time of transitioning, God is surely walking with him. May he, Rosalynn & the entire Carter family be comforted with that peace and surrounded by our love & prayers.- Warnock, A Minister
Jimmy Carter is widely regarded as one of the most respected and accomplished statesmen of the modern era. After serving as Georgia's governor from 1971 to 1975, he was elected President in 1976, defeating incumbent Gerald Ford.
His sole time in office ended when he lost to Reagan, a Republican, in 1980.
Even though Carter was a relatively unknown one-term governor of Georgia before the 1976 race began, he went on to become president. As a result of his unexpected success in the Iowa caucuses, the once-obscure state in the middle of the country became a major player in the 2016 presidential election.
Despite the South's huge turn to the Republican Party, Carter was able to overcome Ford in the general election.
During his presidency, Carter oversaw significant domestic and foreign policy initiatives, including the signing of the historic Camp David Accords and the establishment of the Department of Education.
After leaving office, Carter continued his public service through his work with the Carter Center, which focuses on issues such as global health, democracy, and human rights.
He has also been active in humanitarian efforts, working to eradicate diseases such as Guinea worm and promoting fair elections around the world.