Jimmy Carter’s grandson gives update one year after former POTUS, 99, entered hospice care

This week marks one year since former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care, but his grandson insists that despite the challenges, Carter’s spirit remains resilient.

Since Carter’s entry into hospice care last February, several significant changes have occurred, including the passing of his wife Rosalynn in November. The former president has faced various health issues in recent years, including brain cancer, liver cancer, a broken hip, and brain surgery.

Despite the uncertainties surrounding Carter’s physical condition after a year in hospice care, his grandson, Jason Carter, provided an update, stating, “After a year in hospice, on a daily basis, we have no expectations for his body. But we know that his spirit is as strong as ever,” as shared with CBS Sunday Morning.

The Carter family collectively expressed gratitude for the support received during the past year, emphasizing that President Carter continues to be at home with his family. They appreciate the expressions of love and the respect for their privacy during this challenging time.

The statement also highlighted the positive impact of Carter’s decision to enter hospice care, sparking important family discussions across the country on the subject.

Remarkably, Carter belongs to the six percent of individuals who have lived more than a year after entering hospice care. Despite facing the loss of his wife of 77 years, Rosalynn, in November, Jimmy Carter continues to navigate these challenges.

Dr. Michael Raines, Carter’s doctor, expressed concern after Rosalynn’s death, acknowledging the significant loss for him and the potential impact on their strong and dependent relationship.

As we reflect on this milestone, we extend our wishes for peace to Jimmy Carter in the days remaining to him. If you would like to join us in sending positive thoughts, please leave a comment below.