Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, has decided to undergo hospice care and spend the rest of his life at home, the Carter Center reported this Saturday. through his Twitter account. Carter, 98, is the longest-serving president in US history.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former United States President Jimmy Carter has decided today to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive palliative care rather than medical intervention. He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family requests privacy during this time and appreciates the concern shown by their many fans,” the Carter Center said in a statement.
The center has not specified the conditions in which Carter is found. The former president began to be treated for brain cancer in 2015 that he later remitted. In 2019 he underwent an operation to release the pressure due to brain hemorrhages that he had suffered after various falls. He has had other complications and ailments.
The oil crisis and runaway inflation eroded popularity during his tenure. He lost to Ronald Reagan in a landslide in 1980 while trying for re-election. Carter’s defeat marked the first time a sitting president had failed to win a second term since Herbert Hoover’s presidency in 1932.