Former President Jimmy Carter turned quite a few heads last week when he made a surprise visit to the Plains Peanut Festival in Georgia.
Carter, who turns 99 on Sunday, decided back in February “to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention,” according to an announcement made at the time by the Carter Center.
When former President Jimmy Carter recently entered home hospice care after many years of cancer treatment, it was an invitation for families across America to consider how they would like to spend their final days.
For experts in end-of-life care, the 98-year-old's
The days of old-fashioned house calls may be over, but there is a growing trend toward providing some hospital care in the comfort of patients' homes. Now, a new study suggests it might end up being cheaper and, in some respects, better than traditional hospital care.
The study, done at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, tested a "hospital at home" program -- where patients with ...
Nearly a third of U.S. heart patients die at home, which is more than the number who die in the hospital, according to a new study.
Researchers examined data on more than 12 million heart disease patients who died between 2003 and 2017. They looked at whether the deaths occurred in a hospital, home, nursing or long-term care facility, inpatient hospice, or elsewhere (outpatient medica...