George McGovern In Hospice Care
Ann McGovern, the daughter of the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, says, “He’s coming to the end of his life.” She didn’t elaborate. The former South Dakota senator has had several health problems in the past year.
It was after a lecture tour last October that he was treated for exhaustion. Two months later, he fell and hit his head just before a scheduled interview with C-SPAN for a program focusing on failed presidential candidates who’ve had a lasting impact on American politics.
McGovern also spent several days in a Florida hospital in April for tests to determine why he occasionally passed out and had difficulty speaking.
His daughter said he has moved in the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, where he moved in August to spend more time near his family. He had been splitting his time between homes in Mitchell, S.D., and Florida.