By Christian George
A former US president, Jimmy Carter, would be enjoying hospice care while relaxing at home with family.
The Carter Centre said on Saturday that the ex-president would be spending his remaining time at home with his family instead of additional medical intervention.
The 98 years old Carter is said to have been the oldest living president after leaving the White House.
History has it that Carter was a Democrat who served from January 1977 to January 1981.
According to Reuters, “he has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers,” the center said in a statement.
Remarkably, Carter played a central role in brokering the Camp David accords that led to the landmark Egypt-Israeli peace treaty.
He was said to have suffered from several health issues including melanoma that spread to his liver and brain but responded well to treatment.
In his records, he has bagged Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 in recognition of his “untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
Ronald Reagan, the former actor, California governor and Republican challenger took over office from him in 1980.