OAN’s Stephanie Stahl
4:05 PM – Friday, November 17, 2023
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is now reportedly receiving hospice care at her residence in Plains, Georgia, due to her struggle with dementia.
The Carter Center made the announcement on Friday, saying that Rosalynn will be entering hospice alongside her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, 99, who entered home hospice care in February.
The pair celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary in July and are the longest-married presidential couple.
“She and President Carter are spending time with each other and their family. The Carter family continues to ask for privacy and remains grateful for the outpouring of love and support,” Jason Carter, the Carters’ grandson, said in the statement released by the Center.
In May, the Center revealed that the former first lady had received a dementia diagnosis. Further information about the 96-year-old’s health was not provided in the Center’s announcement.
President Carter served one term in office from 1977-1981 and is currently the oldest-living American president.
Since leaving the White House, Rosalynn and Jimmy remained active and philanthropic, carrying out humanitarian work through the Carter Center.
The couple has four children together: three sons and one daughter. They also have 12 grandchildren and are great-grandparents to 14 children, according to the Jimmy Carter Library.
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