The former president’s grandson gives a quick health report on Jimmy Carter

More than a year after the former president entered hospice care, Jimmy Carter’s grandson gave an update on his condition.

Speaking on Tuesday at the 28th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, Jason Carter provided the update.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 06: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (L) and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter attend the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares’ Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Jason stated, “(My grandfather) is doing OK.” As you are aware, he has been in hospice care for about a year and a half. I believe that he is nearing the end of his life because, as I’ve previously mentioned, he values a particular aspect of his religious journey greatly.

Additionally, there is a phase of the spiritual trip that can only be experienced at the conclusion, and I believe he has been there.

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After George H.W. Bush passed away in 2018 at the age of 94, the previous president took the record for the oldest sitting president.

He has overcome multiple health scares, including brain surgery after a fall in 2019, liver cancer, and metastatic brain cancer.

Following several hospital stays, Jimmy Carter, now 99 years old, decided to accept hospice care at his longtime Plains, Georgia home in February 2023.

After his 77-year wife Rosalynn Carter passed away in November 2023, he made an unusual public appearance. Jason said to the forum attendees, “My grandmother’s passing was a difficult moment for all of us, including my grandfather.”

WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 04: Former US President Jimmy Carter listens during the kick-off of an all-week construction project to mark the World Habitat Day and the annual Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project October 4, 2010 in the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington, DC. Carter was recently released from an Ohio hospital after being treated for a viral infection. Under the project a total of 86 homes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in Washington, DC; Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“This process really turned into a celebration for us as a family because of the incredible and meaningful outpouring of love and support from everyone in this room and around the world.”
In the mental health forum, Jason related a conversation he had a few weeks prior with his grandfather when they were watching an Atlanta Braves game. Jason recalled, “People ask me how I’m doing, and I say, I don’t know.’ He said, ‘Well, I don’t know myself.'”