President Jimmy Carter to spend final days at home

ATLANTA, Ga., February 18, 2023The Carter Center announced today that the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 98, is to receive hospice care at his home instead of additional medical intervention.

“After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention,” the statement reads. “He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.”

Carter, a Democrat, won the 1976 election against Republican incumbent Gerald Ford in the general election. He was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan four years later.

He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for “his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development,” according to The Norwegian Nobel Committee.

During his presidency (1977-1981), Carter’s mediation was a vital contribution to the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt. Through his Carter Center, a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, he has been an outstanding advocate for human rights, fair and transparent elections, and fighting tropical diseases in the Third World.

Carter, the longest-living president since March of 2019, has recently had numerous health-related issues. He underwent surgery for liver cancer in 2015 and in 2019, he fell several times, leading to a broken hip. 

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