Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, wife of 99-year-old ex-president Jimmy Carter, has entered hospice care at her home, it was revealed today. The Carter family is requesting privacy during this difficult time but expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received.
Rosalynn Carter was diagnosed with dementia in May, which led to the difficult decision for her to receive hospice care. Her husband, Jimmy Carter, is also currently under home hospice care. The former president, known for his humanitarian work and dedication to public service, had a mass removed from his liver in 2015 and has suffered a series of falls in recent years.
Adding to their health concerns, both Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter have a family history of cancer, further emphasizing the importance of their well-being. Despite these challenges, the couple’s grandson, Jason Carter, expressed admiration for their longevity and accomplishments.
In the wake of this news, former Democratic party national chair, Donna Brazile, praised Jimmy Carter as a resilient individual. She highlighted his unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the world.
The Carter Center, an organization founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter to promote peace and human rights, has been quiet about Rosalynn Carter’s health since issuing a statement in May regarding her dementia diagnosis. However, with the news of her entry into hospice care, the Carter Center hopes to spark important conversations about caregiving and the support needed for individuals and families facing similar challenges.
As the world joins in wishing the best for Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter, their determination and strength continue to inspire others. The Carter family’s humility and appreciation for privacy during this time remind us of the importance of compassion and understanding during difficult times.