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ALBAWABA - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, America's oldest living leader, is opting for hospice care at his Georgia home and ending medical treatment, his foundation announced.
President Jimmy Carter has entered hospice. pic.twitter.com/6LKZeKBUyi— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) February 18, 2023
In a statement Saturday, the Carter Center did not disclose what promoted the decision of the 98-year-old, who suffered from health issues recently, including a melanoma that spread to his liver and brain.
"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," the statement said.
It said: "He has the full support of his family and his medical team."
Breaking news: Jimmy Carter, at 98 the oldest living former president, has chosen to spend his final days at home in Plains, Ga., in hospice care after a series of brief hospital stays, the Carter Center announced Saturday. https://t.co/r5xcIRWc4c pic.twitter.com/KQcmDG0Jsu— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 18, 2023
The statement said the Carter family "asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers."
BREAKING: 98 year old Jimmy Carter has entered into hospice care. ? pic.twitter.com/Z4IfyGIBVd— Spiro’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) February 18, 2023
Carter is America's oldest living leader, who served only one term in the Oval Office from 1977-81.
He was instrumental in brokering the Camp David peace accord, which saw Israel concluding a peace deal with Egypt, Israel's first peace treaty with an Arab nation in September 1979.
Camp David is a U.S. presidential retreat in Maryland.
September 17, 1978: President Jimmy Carter, seated with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, announced the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement known as the Camp David Accords. pic.twitter.com/izS8XiqKHV— CSPAN (@cspan) September 15, 2020