On Saturday, Jimmy Carter, the United State 39th President was transferred and placed on hospice care.
Hospice care, according to the Mayo Clinic, is for those who are nearing the end of their lives. A group of medical experts who specialize in providing these services work to maximize comfort for terminally ill patients by minimizing pain and attending to their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
In a statement shared on Twitter on Saturday, the Carter Center said that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had “chosen to spend his remaining time at home with his family and accept hospice care instead of extra medical intervention.” also it stated, “The Carter family requests privacy during this time and is appreciative of the care exhibited by his many followers.”
Carter, 98, presided over the US from 1977 to 1981. After defeating then-President Gerald Ford in 1976, he took office.
In terms of health issues, the former president has overcome cancer, a shattered hip, and a damaged pelvis.
The longest-married pair in US presidential history is Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.