×
Mother, 98, Moves Into The Same Nursing Home As Her 80-Year-Old Son To Take Care Of Him

Mother, 98, Moves Into The Same Nursing Home As Her 80-Year-Old Son To Take Care Of Him

The doting mom decided to join her eldest son as he needed additional care.

Moms will always be moms. No matter how old you get, she'll always hold a special place for you in her heart. One woman proved that a mother's love doesn't waver with age. 98-year-old Ada Keating decided to move into a care home but not for the reasons you think. The doting nonagenarian wanted to be there for her eldest son Tom, who needed additional care. Tom Keating became a resident at Moss View care home in Huyton, a town in England in 2016. According to Liverpool Echo, a year later, his mom Ada decided to move into the same home. The mother and son, originally from Wavertree, love spending time together and are inseparable. They spend their time playing games or watching British soap Emmerdale.



 

 

The two have always shared a special relationship. Tom is the oldest of four children and has always lived with his mother all his life, having never been married. Since they've been together so long, they even have their own little routine of sorts.  Ada shared, "I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him. I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast. When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back. When I get back he’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug. You never stop being a mum!" She revealed that they still loved each other deeply after all these years.



 

 

Even at the age of 98, Ada sometimes scold her 80-year-old son child. "I’m happy to see my mum more now she lives here. She’s very good at looking after me. Sometimes she’ll say ‘Behave yourself!'" he added jokingly.  Before they both retired, Tom was a painter and decorator and his mom was an auxiliary nurse. The rest of the family often come to visit both Ada and her son at the home.

According to the Daily Mail, Ada and her late husband Harry had four children: Tom, Barbara, Margi, and Janet, who died at the age of 13. Ada’s granddaughter Debi Higham and other members of the family say they are happy the two can be together again. Debi shared, "There’s no parting them! It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7." Care home manager Philip Daniels added, "It’s very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs. It’s very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible. They are inseparable."

Although their story first broke out in 2017, the mother and son duo continue to receive an outpour of love for their unique bond. RNNurseJonique wrote: Nothing will can ever touch a Mother’s love for her children. Filipe Ramos Pereira added: OMG... videos like these make me remain believing in humanity.



 

Recommended for you