Jimmy Carter, 98, the former president of the United States, has chosen hospice care at home, where he will spend his “remaining time,” according to a statement released on Saturday by his nonprofit foundation.
According to a statement on Twitter from the Carter Center, “after a series of brief hospital stints, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today elected to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of more medical intervention.”
From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Carter presided over the US. Along with his wife Rosalynn, he resides in Plains, Georgia.
Mr. Jimmy Carter was fiercely committed to social justice and human rights throughout his presidency. The Camp David Accords, a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, was successfully mediated by him.
However, setbacks under his presidency were the abduction of Americans in Iran and the disastrously unsuccessful attempt to free the 52 hostages in 1980.
After only one term in office, he was defeated by Republican rival Ronald Reagan in the presidential election later that year.
The Carter Center was established by the former president in 1982 to advance his ideas of global diplomacy. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Mr. Carter in recognition of his work for social and economic justice.
The Carter Center stated, “The Carter family requests for privacy during this time and is grateful for the care exhibited by his many followers.”