Carter family ‘grateful for the outpouring of love’ as former First Lady enters hospice care

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter received the SAMHSA Lifetime Leadership in Behavioral Health Award at the 2010 Voice Awards at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on October 13, 2010. (Credit: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Nov 17, 2023

Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at home, joining former President Jimmy Carter, who entered hospice care about nine months ago, the Carter Center announced Friday.

The Carters “are spending time with each other and their family,” Jason Carter, their grandson said in a statement.

“The Carter family continues to ask for privacy and remains grateful for the outpouring of love and support,” the younger Carter added.

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Jimmy Carter’s  96-year-old wife, Rosalynn, revealed her dementia diagnosis in late-May.

Hospice nurses assess a patient’s physical condition, visiting several times a week to provide personal care, including bathing, grooming and feeding. 

Many people weighed in on social media to share their thoughts and prayers.

“Hearing this news, I’m praying for First Lady Rosalynn Carter, President Jimmy Carter and their whole family,” U.S. Senate Majority-Leader Chuck Schumer said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. 

Meanwhile, former President Carter celebrated his 99th birthday on Oct. 1, with a host of events in Atlanta and a mosaic of images created by the Carter Center to commemorate the legacy of the nation’s oldest-living president.

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