Washington, (EFE).- Former US President Jimmy Carter, 98, decided to start receiving palliative care at home after a series of recent hospital admissions, his NGO The Carter Center said on Saturday.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former President Jimmy Carter decided this Saturday to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive palliative care instead of more medical interventions,” said that organization.
The Carter Center added that the former Democratic president, in power from 1977 to 1981, “has the full support” of his medical team and his family, who according to that note “asks for privacy” at this time and appreciates the interest and concern received from his “many admirers”.
The longest-serving former president of the United States.
Carter, born in Plains, in the state of Georgia, turned 98 on October 1 and is the longest-serving former US president in the country’s history.
In 2015, he underwent cancer treatment after a small mass was removed from his liver, which later spread to his brain, where four malignant melanomas were found. After undergoing treatment, however, the doctors indicated that, against all odds, she had been free of cancer.
The former president also suffered several falls in the past that limited his mobility, such as the one he had in 2019 in which he fractured his pelvis.
Nobel Peace Prize in 2002
Carter’s tenure, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, only lasted four years mainly due to the impact of the 1979 US hostage crisis in Iran.
After leaving the White House, the Democratic leader continued to influence the political life of the country from a progressive perspective, despite the fact that the most conservative have continued to criticize his management.
From the Carter Center, since 1982 he has promoted advances in election observation, human rights and public health around the world. The former president has also written about twenty books since he left the Presidency and taught catechism at his church in Plains.