Пн. Май 27th, 2024

Former US President Jimmy Carter has spent a year in hospice care, choosing this path in 2023 after a cancer diagnosis in 2015. In February 2023, the Carter Center announced his decision to spend his remaining time at home with family, emphasizing privacy.

Months later, Jimmy’s wife, Rosalynn Carter, passed away in 2023. Their grandson, Jason Carter, shared how the couple, despite health challenges, remained united and in love. Rosalynn’s last public appearance with Jimmy was at the Plains Peanut Festival shortly before her death.

Jimmy’s decision to enter hospice was driven by his desire to be with Rosalynn. His wish to retire truly was sparked by the need to spend precious time with her. Devastated by Rosalynn’s death, Jimmy mourned her as an “equal partner” and attended her funeral service covered in a blanket displaying her face.
A year after entering hospice, Jimmy, now 99, remains at home with family. Despite facing physical challenges, he receives support and love. Dr. Jayne Morgan notes that the loss of a spouse can affect the heart, and Jimmy’s former aide expresses empathy for his grief. The family, appreciating cherished memories, continues to stand by Jimmy as he navigates this chapter.
PLAINS, GA – NOVEMBER 29: Former President Jimmy Carter departs after the funeral service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church on November 29, 2023, in Plains, Georgia. Rosalynn Carter, who passed away on November 19 at the age of 96, was married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for 77 years. In her lifetime she was an activist and writer known to be an advocate for the elderly, affordable housing, mental health, and the protection of monarch butterflies. (Photo by Alex Brandon – Pool/Getty Images)