Ex-US president Jimmy Carter receiving hospice care at home

According to his nonprofit organization, Jimmy Carter, the 98-year-old former US president who presided over the country from 1977 to 1981, is getting hospice care at home where he will spend his “remaining time.”

Living in Plains, Georgia, with his wife Rosalynn, former president Jimmy Carter is the oldest living Nobel laureate.

He was raised in that village, where he also had a peanut farm before rising to the position of governor and eventually declaring himself the Democratic candidate for president.

“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 Carter Center said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Carter put a great emphasis on social justice and human rights during his presidency. During his first two years, he was successful in brokering the Camp David Accords, a peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.

The most major setback to his government, however, was the abduction of 52 American hostages in 1980 and the tragic attempt to free them.

That year’s Republican opponent Ronald Reagan defeated Carter in the general election, limiting him to a single term. Reagan was elected president on a wave of fervent conservatism.

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