PLAINS, Ga. — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care.
The Carter Center told Channel 2 Action News that she is with her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, at their home in Plains.
The news came shortly before 3 p.m. Friday from their grandson Jason Carter and from the Carter Center.
Doctors diagnosed Mrs. Carter, 96, with dementia earlier this year.
In February, President Carter went into home hospice care as well.
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They’ve only made a couple of public appearances since then, including riding in a car during the Plains Peanut Festival parade.
This past October, President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 99th birthday.
Their grandson Jason told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot that his grandmother and grandfather are spending time with each other and their family.
They ask for privacy and are grateful for the outpouring of love and support.
Here is the full statement from the Carter Center:
“Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at home. 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,” the Carter Center wrote in a statement.
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