Former U.S. President Carter will spend his remaining time at home and receive hospice care instead of medication
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who is now 96 years old, has decided to receive hospice care at home instead of further medical intervention after a series of short hospital stays.
The Carter Center, an organization founded by the former president and his wife Rosalynn Carter, issued a statement on his health and care plan. The statement reads, "He has the full support of his family and his medical team." The Carter family has asked for privacy during this time and expressed gratitude for the concern shown by Carter's many admirers.
Carter was the 39th president of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. He is known for his humanitarian work and activism in areas such as human rights, public health, and peacekeeping. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts to promote peace and democracy around the world.
The news of Carter's decision to receive hospice care has led to an outpouring of support and well-wishes from around the world. Many people, including us here at CNNBC, have expressed their gratitude for his lifelong dedication to service and his unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.