Former President Jimmy Carter in hospice care, to spend “remaining time at home.”

Former President Jimmy Carter, 98, has decided to spend his “remaining time” in hospice, according to a statement released Saturday afternoon by the Carter Center. Carter was the 39th president, serving from 1977 to 1981. He is the longest-living former president. Carter, a Democrat, was also governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975.

President Jimmy Carter, 1978 official photo.

The last time Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were seen by the public, this whimsical wide-angle photo with Joe and Jill Biden was taken in the spring of 2021 during their visit to the Plains in Georgia.

Carter Center Announcement:

Statement on President Carter’s health
February 18, 2023
ATLANTA (February 18, 2023) — After several brief hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter decided today to spend his remaining time at home with his family and seek hospice care instead of further medical intervention. He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy at this time and is grateful for the concern shown by her many fans.

Carter remained active in her nineties, continuing her decades of work with Habitat for Humanity and teaching Bible studies.

Carter, a 1947 graduate of the Naval Academy, recently had a building named after him on campus.