It was earlier this year, in February, that it was revealed that Jimmy Carter would be receiving hospice care at his home in Plains, Georgia after a number of hospital stays.
Carter’s foundation announced back then that he had decided not to pursue further treatment options and wished instead to be comfortable in his own home.
“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,” a statement from the organization read at the time.
“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.”
Though initial reports gave the impression that Carter had perhaps only days or weeks to live, the former US president and his wife Rosalynn, who was earlier this year diagnosed with dementia, continue to enjoy life in spite of their respective situations.
The couple’s grandson, Josh Carter, told CNN: “He’s still fully Jimmy Carter. I mean he’s almost 99 years old, but he fully understands (how many well wishes he’s received) and has felt the love.”
Of Rosalynn, meanwhile, Josh said: “She still knows who we are, for the most part – that we are family. My grandmother is still able to form new memories.”
As per Fox News, the Carters have been able to spend their time in hospice care engaging in activities that bring them joy. Josh revealed that his famous grandfather likes eating ice cream and spending regular time with his family.
The Carters celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary in July making them the longest-married US presidential couple, and in October Jimmy Carter will turn 99.
What an inspirational couple Jimmy and Rosalynn are. Let’s send them all the love and prayers in the world.
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