Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Says He Is ‘Coming To The End’ After More Than A Year In Hospice Care

By The Hill
Posted on 05/15/24 | News Source: The Hill

Former President Carter’s oldest grandson said Tuesday that his grandfather is “coming to the end” after spending more than a year in hospice care.

Jason Carter, who also serves as chair of The Carter Center Board of Trustees, spoke about his grandparents at the 28th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, noting it is the first such forum the center held since his grandmother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, died in November at the age of 96.

“First of all, as you all have expected, I’m sure, my grandmother’s passing was a difficult moment for all of us, including my grandfather,” Jason Carter said, addressing the audience. “And this is of course, the first of these forums since that day, but the outpouring of love and support that we as a family received from the people in this room and from the rest of the world was so remarkable and meaningful to us.”

Jason Carter thanked the community and the rest of the world “on behalf of my whole family” for making the former first lady’s death a celebration of her life.

He then provided an update about his 99-year-old grandfather, the oldest living president.

“My grandfather is doing OK. He has been in hospice, as you know, for almost a year and a half now. And he really is, I think, coming to the end,” Jason Carter said.