CNN reports President Carter is on hospice care, but what is it?

“On Saturday, the Carter Center announced that former US President Jimmy Carter will be receiving hospice care at his home in Georgia. After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention,” according to the statement. “He has the full support of his family and his medical team.”

The 98-year-old Carter is the oldest living US president in history. He has survived metastatic brain cancer and faced a number of health scares, including brain surgery following a fall in 2019.”

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