Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Enters Hospice Care

November 17, 2023

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at home.

The Carter Center in a statement on Friday announcing that former first lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter (96), has entered hospice care at her home in Plains, Georgia.

Why It Matters: This news comes more than five months after the announcement that Rosalynn had been diagnosed with dementia. Her husband, the 39th President of the U.S., Jimmy Carter (the longest-living U.S. president who celebrated is 99th birthday in October), has been receiving hospice care at home since February. The two are the longest-married first couple in U.S. history, and celebrated their 77th wedding in July. The former President once said of Rosalynn, “The best thing I ever had happen in my life was when she said she’d marry me.”

Read More: Rosalynn Carter, 96-year-old former first lady, is in hospice care at home, the Carter Center says (The Associated Press)

Statement on the Health of Rosalynn Carter (The Carter Center)

by Leah Grainery, based in Texas