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Jimmy Carter’s grandson shares update on former president’s health 15 months after he entered hospice care

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Jason Carter, grandson of Jimmy Carter (pictured), said that

Jimmy Carter’s grandson shared an update on the former president’s health 15 months after he entered hospice care.

Jason Carter, grandson of the 39th president, said there is “really no change” in his grandfather’s condition. The most recent update was shared with Southern Living magazine.

According to Jason, the 99-year-old is “experiencing the world as best he can while continuing this process.”

Carter has been in hospice care since February 2023, while the average hospice stay is only 70 days.

Rosalynn Carter tragically passed away last November after she and Carter had been married for 77 years.

Jason Carter, grandson of Jimmy Carter (pictured), said there is “really no change” in his grandfather’s condition.

“God had other plans,” Jason Carter said of his grandfather, who unexpectedly hung on this long after his beloved wife died.

“After 77 years of marriage… I don’t think any of us really understand what it’s like for him right now,” Jason Carter said.

Jason shared that Carter isn’t awake every day, but he still talks to family and visitors when he’s awake.

The former president is receiving care at his home in his small hometown of Plains, Georgia.

On a recent visit, Jason said he and his grandfather watched an Atlanta Braves game and talked about the Carter Center, the family’s nonprofit.

According to Jason Carter (pictured), the 99-year-old is

According to Jason Carter (pictured), the 99-year-old is “experiencing the world as best he can as he continues this process.”

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were married for 77 years and lived in the same modest home in Plains, Georgia, for decades.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were married for 77 years and lived in the same modest home in Plains, Georgia, for decades.

In May, the nonprofit’s executive director, Paige Alexander, shared that Carter was “at home, enjoying some peanut butter ice cream.”

Carter Center Executive Director Paige Alexander said Wednesday on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Politically Georgia podcast that “there really hasn’t been a significant change” in the former president’s health.

The Georgia peanut farmer and oldest living president has been in hospice care for more than a year after deciding to forgo any further medical treatment.

“I mean, it’s always going to be one cold away from the end,” Alexander said on the podcast. “He’s in palliative care and there are palliative measures if he’s in pain, but nothing more.”

He is the same extraordinary man. He has always outlived us and surprised us all,” Alexander added.

In another update shared last month, Jason said his grandfather’s time was “coming to an end.”

Jason Carter told a mental health forum: ‘(My grandfather) is fine.

In another update shared last month, Jason said his grandfather's time was

In another update shared last month, Jason said his grandfather’s time was “coming to an end.”

“He’s been in hospice care, as you know, for almost a year and a half and I think he’s really coming to the end of that, as I’ve said before, there’s a part of this journey of faith that is very important to him, and “There’s a part of that journey of faith that you can only experience at the end and I think he’s been there in that space.”

In November, Carter attended his wife’s private funeral in a wheelchair, wearing a red necklace around his neck to honor Rosalynn’s love for Hawaii, which is where the Carters lived when Jimmy was in the Navy.

His children paid tribute to him and, in one of the sweetest moments of the service, his great-grandson Charlie Carter read a line from Ephesians 4:32: ‘Be kind to one another.’

And her great-granddaughter Adeline Kane Chuldenko read 1 Corinthians 13:13: ‘So now faith, hope and love remain, these three; But the greatest of these is love.’

At the private funeral, Maranatha pastor Tony Lowden paid tribute to “the life and legacy of the greatest first lady”.

Rosalynn Carter wasn’t “just the first lady of the White House,” she said. “She served all the nations of the world.”

After the service, Rosalynn was buried in the modest Plains, Georgia home she shared with her husband Jimmy Carter, within sight of the front porch where the two often sat.

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