ATLANTA — The The Carter Center said Saturday that former President Jimmy Carter had entered hospice care at home.

A charity set up by the 98-year-old former president said on Twitter that after a series of short hospital stays, Carter “has chosen to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care in lieu of further medical intervention.”

It said he has the full support of his medical team and family, who “ask for privacy at this time and are grateful for the concern shown by his many supporters.”

Carter, a Democrat, became the 39th President of the United States, defeating former President Gerald R. Ford in 1976. He served one term and was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980.

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