The Carter Center announced on Saturday that former President Jimmy Carter has begun receiving hospice care at home.
The organization founded by the 98-year-old former president announced on Twitter that after a series of brief hospitalizations, Carter “decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.”
It was said that he has the full support of his medical team and family, which “asks for privacy at this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.”
In 1976, Carter, a Democrat, beat former President Gerald R. Ford to become the 39th president of the United States. In 1980, he was defeated by the Republican candidate Ronald Reagan.
In August of 2015, Carter had a tiny malignant liver tumor removed. The next year, Carter declared he no longer required cancer therapy, as an experimental medicine had eradicated all traces of the disease.
Carter celebrated his most recent birthday in October with family and friends in Plains, Georgia, the small town where he and his wife, Rosalynn, were born between World War I and the Great Depression.