Ex-President Jimmy Carter Begins Hospice Care

The former US president has started to receive hospice care at home. The 98-year-old former president has been suffering from multiple health issues such as melanoma, due to which he spent several hospital stays. Jimmy Carter served as the 39th US president, from January 1977 to January 1981. 

The Hospice Care

As the word suggests, it’s a special type of care where a patient decides not to go through further treatments and instead accepts death as the last stage of life. The purpose is to provide compassionate care and comfort to the patient in the last moments of his/her life.

Carter’s Legacy

The former President’s tenure wasn’t a time of smooth tides rather he was faced with extreme challenges domestically and around the world. Domestically the democrats were defeated in the re-election bid of Ronald Reagen, Carter’s successor. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, putting Carter’s expertise on trial. 

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