“We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of First Lady Rosalynn Carter after entering hospice just last week. Mrs. Carter was an extraordinary leader and force for good up to the very end,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, Healthsperien Founder and President. “Her contributions, commitment and steadfast advocacy for higher-quality mental health care and support for family caregivers in the U.S., in particular, will be felt for generations to come. We extend our condolences to the Former President and the entire Carter family at this difficult time.”
Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s decision to enter hospice has ignited a national conversation around important health care options available during any stage of life, including both in-patient and in the home, as well as end-of-life issues, including hospice and palliative care options. Along with the former president and first lady, millions of Americans facing advance illness and their caregivers face challenges in how to make the best care decisions possible as they age.
“For over 35 years, First Lady Carter tirelessly advocated for the needs of caregivers in America through her leadership of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Family Caregivers (RCI),” said Andrew MacPherson, Managing Partner. “Healthsperien is honored to advance Mrs. Carter’s vision of promoting caregivers’ health, strength, and resilience through our firm’s work with RCI in Washington, D.C.,”