WABE's Week In Review: As Carter moves to hospice, tributes pour in and we revisit a first-of-its-kind schooling in Georgia
The Carter Center said Saturday that former President Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care.
BREAKING NEWS from the Carter Center: “After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.” #gapol pic.twitter.com/tCKWbwU0m0— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) February 18, 2023
With former President Jimmy Carter in hospice care, we look at what that care is, how hospice patients are cared for, who is eligible for it and how the hospice movement got its start.https://t.co/xe3coyXjX5— WABE News (@wabenews) February 22, 2023
Hospice care is treatment designed to make patients comfortable and to reduce pain and suffering in their final days. It is usually home-based, but can also be provided in nursing homes, hospitals and hospice centers. It is reserved for those declared by two physicians to be terminally ill, with six months or less to live.
Jimmy Carter’s early life and career were replete with dominoes that could have blocked his White House road before he knew he was on it. Here are some “What Ifs?”https://t.co/le4WKo3GJY— WABE News (@wabenews) February 24, 2023
Carter’s path to the presidency is an oft-told story, especially by aspiring presidents trying to be the next politician to defy Washington expectations.
A beautiful day for a stroll around @CarterCenter where many have come to reflect on President Carter’s life.— Sam Gringlas (@gringsam) February 20, 2023
I met one woman who cast her first ballot for Carter in 1976. She calls him the “conscience of our nation.” pic.twitter.com/6Cm6x4vz7P
Teaching the littles…
Believe it or not, it helps to be prepared for Kindergarten. I learned a lot on this visit to the @DeKalb_ELC.— Martha Dalton (@wabedalton) February 24, 2023
@QCCGeorgia @DeKalbSchools https://t.co/HavPg0RlVP
Also in this episode…
— Sam Gringlas looks at the legacy and impact of Ahmaud Arbery, who was murdered by three white men, three years ago this week.
— Jess Mador looks at how VA officials are offering baby showers to veterans in an effort to in part help with maternal health.