Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, age 96, has entered hospice care at her home in Georgia, according to an announcement by the Carter Center. The news comes after the Center revealed in May that she has been diagnosed with dementia, although the exact timing of the diagnosis remains unclear.
This recent update follows the hospice care that has already been in place for Rosalynn’s husband, former President Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter, who turned 99 last month, has been receiving hospice care at home since February. Now, both members of the beloved Carter couple are under the care of hospice.
The Carter family’s grandson, Jason Carter, confirmed Rosalynn Carter’s entry into hospice care through a statement released by the Carter Center. Jason Carter requested privacy for the family during this challenging time, as they are currently spending precious moments together.
The couple’s love story began when Jimmy Carter told his mother that Rosalynn Smith was the girl he wanted to marry, right after their first date. They tied the knot on July 7, 1946, and have since raised four children together.
Rosalynn Carter is widely recognized for her advocacy work in the field of mental health research during her time as First Lady. Her dedication and efforts have played a crucial role in raising awareness and promoting advancements in this vital area.
As the nation sends its thoughts and prayers to the Carter family during this difficult period, their remarkable legacy of service and love continues to inspire generations.
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