Jimmy Carter enters home hospice care

The Carter Center has confirmed that former US President Jimmy Carter,

who is 98 years old, has entered hospice care in his home in Plains, Georgia.

The decision was made after several brief hospital stays,

and the statement noted that Carter preferred to spend his remaining time with his family and receive hospice care instead of further medical intervention.

His medical team and family are fully supportive of the decision and have requested privacy during this time.