Former President Ford was out of bed, chatting and eating well as he remained in the hospital for a 10th day, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Ford, 92, was admitted to a hospital near his home in the California desert on Jan. 14. He was initially expected to be released five days later.
“The doctors are assessing him for discharge on a day-to-day basis,” his chief of staff, Penny Circle, said in a statement. “He’s not quite ready for release from the hospital.”
His condition is not life-threatening, she said.
The nation’s oldest living former president was hospitalized briefly last month for routine tests. At the time, he had a bad cold.
Ford had a minor stroke during the 2000 Republican National Convention and was hospitalized after a dizzy spell on a golf course in 2003.
He and his wife, Betty, have lived in Rancho Mirage since leaving the White House in 1977.