Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at her home in Plains, Georgia, according to an announcement by the Carter Center. The 96-year-old is at home with her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, who is 99 years old. The Carter family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received. Rosalynn Carter was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year, and her husband entered hospice care in February.
The Carters have been married for over 77 years and have been a force in advocating human rights, democracy, and public health through the establishment of The Carter Center. They are the longest-married presidential couple in history.
Rosalynn Carter has been known as a champion for mental health and caregiving. After leaving the White House, she founded the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers in 1987.
The family has asked for privacy during this time as they spend precious moments together.