Rosalynn Carter enters hospice care at home: Family says she and former President Jimmy Carter are ‘spending time with each other’ amid ongoing dementia battle
- Rosalynn Carter, 96, remains in hospice care at home in Plains, Georgia
- She has been struggling with dementia for several months; Jimmy Carter is also in hospice care at the couple’s home
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at her home, her family announced today.
She and former President Jimmy Carter, 99, are “spending time together,” she added.
Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care at their home in Georgia for several months.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at her home, her family announced today. She and President Carter are shown in 2021
“Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been admitted to hospice care at home. She and President Carter spend time with each other and their families.
“The Carter family continues to request privacy and remains grateful for the outpouring of love and support,” the statement said.
They are the longest married couple in US presidential history, having met when Jimmy was just three years old and Rosalynn was just born.
On July 7, 2023, they celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary.
The couple first dated in 1945. Then-20-year-old Jimmy attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and stole a kiss from Rosalynn on their first date.
The couple has four children and a combined 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The couple has four children together, 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren
A decades-long love story: Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter in 1946. The couple has been married for 77 years
Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter walks with his wife, former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter to their home after dinner at a friend’s home on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Plains