Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter begins hospice care at his home
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has begun to receive palliative care at his home. receiving palliative care after a series of brief hospital stays, his foundation, the Carter Center, announced Saturday in a statement posted on its Twitter account.
The former president, thus, “has decided to to remain at home for the time remaining to him, surrounded by her family, where she will receive palliative care rather than undergo medical intervention.”
The decision, the center notes, has been made. “with the full support of his family and medical team.”
Carter, at 98 years of age, is the longest-lived former president to leave the White House, which he held between. 1977 y 1981 until his defeat by Republican Ronald Reagan.
His term of office was marked by important foreign policy successes, such as the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Peace Accords (peace treaty between Egypt and Israel), the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union and the establishment of diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.
In domestic policy, his government created the ministries of Energy and Education and strengthened legislation on environmental protection.
In 2002, Carter was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work.
In its statement, the family of the former president asks for privacy and thanks the expressions of affection received.